Delhi minor rape victims healing well at AIIMS
The condition of all three rape victims, undergoing treatment at New Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), is stable. HT reports.delhi Updated: Apr 30, 2013 23:55 IST
The condition of all three rape victims, undergoing treatment at New Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), is stable.
According to doctors treating the five-year-old, who was allegedly raped by two men on April 15 and left to die in a locked room in east Delhi’s Gandhi Nagar area, her condition is currently far better.
She was shifted to AIIMS on April 19 from the MCD-run Swami Dayanand Hospital.
“Her infection is nearly gone and her wounds are also healing gradually. We are dressing the wound regularly and her vital parameters are well under control,” said one of the doctors treating the girl, requesting anonymity.
“If she continues to improve like this, it won’t be long before she is fit to be discharged. She may require a few reconstructive surgeries to repair her genitalia, but that would be needed later,” said the doctor.
She is being treated by a team of eight specialists from paediatric surgery, paediatric medicine and the gynaecology departments at AIIMS.
The 13-year-old girl, who was shifted to AIIMS from the Delhi government-run Hedgewar Aarogya Sansthan last week, is recovering well physically but is repeatedly showing suicidal tendency.
The girl allegedly attempted to kill herself thrice, twice by consuming various medicines and once by trying to slit her wrist.
She was admitted in the general ward of the hospital and moved to another ward on Monday afternoon. She has been put under psychiatric care.
Meanwhile, the six-year-old girl, who was raped in Badarpur and later brought to the AIIMS’ Trauma Centre on April 26 evening, is also improving.
A life-saving emergency surgery that lasted for three-hours had to be performed on her soon after her arrival in the hospital.
The girl has been moved from the intensive care unit to the high dependency unit in the hospital, after showing signs of recovery.
Her infection is under control and she has been able to take the oral feed well.
“She had severe physical injuries almost similar to the five-year-old victim. Fortunately she is responding well to the line of treatment,” said a doctor at the trauma centre.
First Published: Apr 30, 2013 23:53 IST