Ganga Ram Hospital to provide free treatment to acid victim
New Delhi: A city-based private hospital will provide free treatment to a young woman who has suffered severe burn injuries in an acid attack in Uttar Pradesh.
The victim, Isha Khan, was shifted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on April 2 night after she suffered severe injuries in her eyes in an acid attack in Muzzaffarnagar on the same day.
Isha and her three sisters, all teachers, suffered injuries when they were attacked by two men on a motorcycle while they were returning after UP board exam duty.
In a statement released today, the hospital said, it will "waive off her full treatment cost incurred during her stay at the hospital" considering that the victim's family is poor.
The hospital would keep her in observation for a week or so before taking a decision on her discharge, it said.
"Our first priority is to restore her vision and try to bring her back to the main frame of the society," Dr DS Rana of the hospital said.
Explaining the current condition of the victim, Dr A K Grover, Chairman of Department of Opthalmology, said, "When the girl was brought to us she had a severe injury in her eyes...We hope to restore her left eye's vision in due course of time. Right eye is essentially normal."
Dr Mahesh Mangal, Chairman, Department of Plastic Surgery said that the patient was responding well to the treatment and doctors were accessing the depth of the wounds on the face, neck and chest.