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Medical team that accompanied rape victim to return today

PTI  New Delhi, December 28, 2012
First Published: 02:37 IST(28/12/2012) | Last Updated: 02:38 IST(28/12/2012)

With Doctors at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore taking over the treatment of the 23-year-old gangrape victim, the medical team which had accompanied her will return on Friday.

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Sources said that the team of Indian doctors who had accompanied the patient to Singapore late last night in an air ambulance have handed her over to the hospital and will be returning to New Delhi on Friday.

Besides a few doctors from Medanta MediCity Hospital in Gurgaon, the head of the Intensive Care Unit of Safdarjung Hospital PK Verma had accompanied the girl to Singapore.

The sources said the government is also in touch with the Indian Embassy in Singapore which was constantly monitoring the girl's medical condition. Doctors are also in touch with some top medical institutes of the world which are specialists in organ transplantation.

Health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Thursday morning that the girl has reached Singapore and as per reports was stable.

"She has been admitted to the Hospital and she is stable," Azad said.

Government would bear the medical expenses of the girl while under treatment abroad.

Doctors at the Safdarjung Hospital where she was treated for the past ten days said they gave here the best of the treatment available.

"We were asked whether the girl would be fit to undergo a six-hour journey. After assessing her medical condition, we said she can withstand the journey," a senior doctor said.

He also suggested that the doctors were just asked to make an assessment whether the girl can be shifted to a hospital abroad for specialised treatment.

The team of doctors which was attending on the girl then made an assessment of her condition and even sought the assistance of their counterparts from a private hospital.


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