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Mumbai gang-rape survivor to be kept in hospital for 2-3 days

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, August 26, 2013
First Published: 00:49 IST(26/8/2013) | Last Updated: 02:39 IST(26/8/2013)

Doctors treating the 22-year-old gangrape survivor said that her condition is steadily improving in all aspects.


The hospital, in a medical bulletin released on Sunday evening, said that the survivor is eating normally and that her medical parameters are in control. "A team of experts especially assigned to this patient is continuously monitoring her," said Dr Tarang Gianchandani, acting CEO and medical director of the hospital.

Sources at the hospital said that the survivor is likely to remain in the hospital for another two to three days. However doctors said that she and her family members will need to undergo psychological counselling sessions on a regular basis.

Admitted under gynaecologist Dr Poorniam Satoskar, the victim is being counselled by psychiatrist Dr Maya Kriplani.

In the medical bulletin, the hospital also expressed gratitude to the media and the state administration for "support and cooperation, which enabled us to focus on our patient's treatment and care."

Doctors said that the survivor is responding to treatment and speaking to relatives.

On Friday evening, while speaking to Nirmala Samant-Prabhavalkar, the chairperson for the National Commission for Women (NCW), the survivor had expressed concern about her photographs that were clicked by the accused. She feared that the photographs may have been circulated.

"I visited the place of offence and had a discussion with the police. We will recommend to the government to file the charge sheet within a month and have a fast track court in its real meaning," Prabhavalkar said adding that appointing a special lady judge and female police officials will also be a part of the NCW's recommendation.

The NCW plans to demand the implementation of the proposed rape survivors' compensation scheme wherein from the day of filing the first information report, a phase-wise monetary compensation should be given to the survivor. The final compensation should be Rs. 3,50,000, the NCW said.

Hospital authorities clarified that news of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi scheduled to visit the survivor at Jaslok Hospital was a rumour. The state nor the hospital officials had any communication from the Centre.

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