New Delhi: Even after undergoing five life
saving surgeries in the past 36 days of stay in a hospital
here, two-year-old battered Falak has shown no sign of
recovery even today.
According to doctors attending on her, Baby Falak still
continues to remain unconscious and is critical but stable.
After having conducted the last surgery, doctors at AIIMS
are now initiating all methods to gradually wean her off the
ventilator so that she can resume breathing on her own.
Falak has been on ventilatory support since the time of
her admission to the hospital on January 18.
"It has been over a month and she cannot breathe on her
own. Being on artificial respiration for a long time is not a
"That is why we have decided to gradually remove her
dependence on ventilator. We will do it as per her
requirements," neurosurgeon Dr Deepak Agarwal, who is
treating her, said.
Doctors conducted the fifth life saving surgery on
February 20 after they found the infection present in her
brain had receded.
The child was brought to the hospital in a battered state
with severe head injuries, broken arms, bite marks all over
her body and cheeks branded with hot iron.