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HindustanTimes Sun,20 Apr 2014

Delhi rape: 5-year old victim stable, having normal food

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, April 24, 2013
First Published: 23:18 IST(24/4/2013) | Last Updated: 23:25 IST(24/4/2013)

The condition of the five-year-old rape victim is stable and she has been cured of infection, doctors at AIIMS said on Wednesday.

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“The wounds of the girl are healing well, and we are examining her and dressing them regularly under general anaesthesia. She is not running fever anymore, indicating that she no longer has infection,” said Dr DK Sharma, medical superintendent, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, where the girl is undergoing treatment since Friday.

Her vital parameters are normal and she has been able to digest well the food that she has started taking orally. The girl had a proper breakfast on Tuesday and was feeling much better.

“Her urine output is normal and the colostomy, creating a passage to pass stool, is functioning well,” Dr Sharma added.

It will take about 10 days before the girl is in a condition to be discharged from the hospital.

“She would require a few corrective surgeries later on. Our primary concern is to ensure she gets back to normal health wise; we will perform corrective surgeries once she is fit,” said a senior doctor at the hospital, requesting anonymity.

The girl was shifted to AIIMS from east Delhi’s Swami Dayanand hospital on April 19 and doctors at the hospital had performed a life-saving surgery on the girl. They had taken out three pieces of candles and a 200ml of plastic hair oil bottle from inside her that were possibly shoved inside through her private parts by the accused.

She is being treated by a team of eight specialists from paediatric surgery, paediatric  medicine and gynaecology department at AIIMS. The girl as raped in east Delhi’s Gandhi Nagar on April 15 by two men.

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