The five-year-old rape victim from east Delhi’s Gandhi Nagar area who was been admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) was discharged on Friday, after three weeks of treatment.
The girl was shifted to AIIMS from east Delhi Municipal Corporation-run Swami Dayanand Hospital on April 19. Doctors treating her at AIIMS claimed the minor, who had sustained grievous injuries to her private parts, is stable.
“The reconstructive surgery will be done in a phased manner and we will start planning it in a couple of months from now,” said a senior doctor at the hospital.
Child Welfare Committee (CWC) officials, who have been in constant touch with the girl’s family, arranged for the victim’s stay at the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) after the family complained they were not in a position to take her home “in her present condition”.
“A decision to shift the minor to YWCA was not forced on the family. They were taken to YWCA to show the place. On Friday morning, they gave their nod and in the evening the girl, along with her mother and sister, were shifted,” Ajay Singh, chairperson of east CWC said.
“She is on a semi-solid diet and is able to urinate on her own now. A colostomy bag has been attached to her to enable her to pass stool. She is stable for now, but will need follow up medication,” said Dr YK Gupta, AIIMS spokesperson.
CWC official said the girl will stay at YWCA for at least six months but the duration could be extended depending on the requirement.
“We have appointed a support person for her who would visit her regularly. We have launched a sponsorship program and anybody wanting to help the girl can contact the CWC,” Singh added.