Malala makes steady progress at UK hospital

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 20:35

London: Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai is making steady progress at a British hospital where she is being treated since two weeks after an attempt on her life by Taliban militants, doctors said on Tuesday.
The 15-year-old girl from Swat who was shot at on October 9, is in "stable condition", they said.

In a statement, the hospital said: "Malala Yousufzai continues to make steady progress at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, where she is in a stable condition".

Yesterday, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague, Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik and UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed, met her father Ziauddin and members of the medical team caring for the girl.

Afterwards, Hague said Malala`s "swift and full recovery is our absolute priority" and thanked the doctors at the hospital.

The statement said only the medical team caring for Malala and her immediate family have been given access to her bedside.

"She is recovering at an encouraging speed and we are very happy," said Malala`s father Ziauddin.


First Published: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 20:35

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