Falak case: Battered 2-year-old remains critical
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Last Updated: Thursday, February 09, 2012, 00:35
New Delhi: Admitted in a battered state at the AIIMS here 22 days back, the condition of two-year-old baby Falak neither improved nor deteriorated on Wednesday with the doctors saying she remains 'critical but stable'.

"Her physical condition has neither improved nor deteriorated as it should have been with the level of infection present in her body. It seems medicines are doing good to her as the blood culture in the past two days have shown no infection. Still she remains critical but stable," Dr Deepak Agarwal, neurosurgeon with the hospital, said.

Falak was brought to the AIIMS Trauma Centre 22 days back with severe head injury, both her arms broken, bite marks all over her body and her cheeks branded with hot iron.

She underwent a life saving surgery of the brain immediately after her admission here. Later on, this was followed by another two. Doctors even conducted a tracheostomy on her which they claim she will have to live with for some time even after her recovery.

The forensic department has conducted a DNA test to help determine her paternity. Experts have confirmed that the bite marks found on her body are that of a human, Dr Agarwal said.

"The infection in her blood is being monitored closely. We are conducting culture reports on everyday basis to see the level of infection present in her body. Once the reports come negative and we are assured that she is responding positively to the treatment, we can conduct the remaining surgeries," Agarwal said.


First Published: Wednesday, February 08, 2012, 10:40

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