The Bombay high court on Friday requested JJ Hospital to perform corrective plastic surgery on the acid attack survivor who was scheduled to be operated upon by a doctor at a private hospital last week.
Advocate Gayatri Singh, representing the petitioner, said the doctor from Nova specialty hospital, who had agreed to operate upon the 25-year-old woman, had gone abroad for a month and suggested some names of doctors from government-run hospitals to be considered for the surgery.
A division bench of justice VM Kanade and justice AR Joshi was hearing a petition filed by the woman who was attacked by her landlady’s son in 2012 because she turned down his marriage proposal.
Following the attack, she has injuries on her face and chest that need plastic surgery and laser treatment in addition to the multiple surgeries she has already undergone.
The court said JJ Hospital had a department of plastic surgery and requested Dr Tatyarao Lahane, dean of JJ, to take up the case and perform the plastic surgery.
The court also said the hospital was renowned for its medical treatment and the woman could approach either or both.
The court has directed JJ hospital to submit a copy of the estimated cost of surgery and medical aid before March 31.