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Falak still battling for life

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 15:36

New Delhi: Battling for life for the past 43
days at a hospital, battered baby Falak has shown no
signs of improvement and continues to remain critical but
stable, doctors said.

"Her condition is still critical but stable. She has not
been off the ventilator for 24 hours at a stretch.She still
needs artificial respiratory support," Dr Deepak Agarwal, who
has been attending on her since January 18, said.

Falak was brought to the hospital with severe head
injuries, broken arms, bite marks all over her body and cheeks
branded with hot iron.

Dr Agarwal said, "She has undergone five life saving
surgeries. With the nature of injury suffered in her brain,
she might end up being mentally challenged or in a vegetative
state for the rest of her life. The superficial wounds have
healed, the marks are yet to go.

"We will shift her to the ward in a few days once she is
able to breathe on her own," he added.

Moved by the plight of Falak, Indians as well people from
the US and Canada have approached doctors, expressing their
desire to adopt her.


First Published: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 15:36

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