Delhi gang-rape victim has brain injury, infection in lungs

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Students and various women organisations stage a protest march from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate against the gang rape of 23-year-old student, in New Delhi. File Photo.
The Hindu Students and various women organisations stage a protest march from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate against the gang rape of 23-year-old student, in New Delhi. File Photo.

The 23-year-old Delhi gang-rape victim has significant brain injury, infection in lungs and abdomen and she is currently struggling against all odds at Mount Elizabeth Hospital where her condition continues to be “extremely critical”, the hospital said today.

“Our medical team’s investigations upon her arrival at the hospital yesterday showed that in addition to her prior cardiac arrest, she also had infection of her lungs and abdomen, as well as significant brain injury,” said Dr Kelvin Loh, Chief Executive Officer, Mount Elizabeth Hospital.

In a statement, Dr Loh said, “The patient is currently struggling against the odds, and fighting for her life.”

Briefing reporters here on the girl’s condition, Loh said, “As at 28 December, 11a.m. (8:30 IST) the patient continues to remain in an extremely critical condition.”

The girl, who was gang-raped and brutally assaulted in a moving bus on December 16, was brought here in an air ambulance yesterday and admitted to the Intensive Care Unit.

She had undergone three surgeries at the Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi, where she remained on ventilator support during most part of the treatment. Doctors removed major part of her intestines which had become gangrenous.

“A multi-disciplinary team of specialists has been working tirelessly to treat her since her arrival, and is doing everything possible to stabilise her condition over the next few days,” Dr Loh said.

“The High Commission of India has been fully supportive in helping the hospital and her family, and ensuring that the best care is made available,” he added.

The security was tightened at the hospital, favoured by well-heeled patients, with each visitor screened before being allowed into the ICU.

In Delhi, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi stressed that no time should be lost in bringing the perpetrators of such barbarous act to justice.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh assured that those found guilty of lapses in the aftermath of the incident will not be spared.

“We are committed to bringing the guilty to justice as soon as possible,” Singh said, adding that best possible medical care was being provided to the victim.

The victim’s father, who flew in with her, said he was reassured that the best is being done for his daughter.

The girl’s family members do not speak English and rely on interpreters to communicate with hospital staff, the Strait Times newspaper reported.

The High Commission of India has assigned a liaison officer with the family.

(This article was published on December 28, 2012)
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this is very very sad thing to listen and see her condition,this is not fair as to take a action among them as soon as possible.same thing was repeated in Andrapradesh,our lates c.m y.s.r and police department encountered those people with in 3days.pls take the action on this guys and give more support for her.

from:  ram
Posted on: Dec 28, 2012 at 12:12 IST

then her stay at Safdurjung hospital be treated as a serious waste of
time. Why did doctors at delhi did not know that she had brain and lung
injuries too? If the criminals pushed an iron rod in her anus and
twisted her intestines, doctors too have shown serious lack of
professional expediency. She should have been shifted earlier rather
than after twelve long days.

from:  arun
Posted on: Dec 28, 2012 at 12:30 IST

Always first things first. Her Sepsis requires to be arrested immediately while rest of the complicacies are managed on a priority basis. Any further deterioration of her physiology at this juncture could make recovery even more complicated and difficult. An adjunctive homeopathic/ naturopathic treatment, by an expert Naturopath/ Homeopath, can possibly make a positive difference to the Septicemia while the allopathic endeavor is ON full fledgedly. God bless and give her all strength to successfully overcome this transient yet tough phase. Wish her the very best and a speedy recovery.

from:  Pritam Mohapatra
Posted on: Dec 28, 2012 at 13:36 IST

May god bless the girl and her beloved ones with lot of strength to face
the situation. These psychos should have been found by now and should
have been treated in a such a way that they should have begged for their
death but never given the same. They must get most brutal punishment to
set an example. These are some cons of democracy where everything has to
follow a process even in extreme blunders like this one. I really wish
and hope that the justice should not take months....

from:  Vijay V Desai
Posted on: Dec 28, 2012 at 20:54 IST

The Brave girl should survive, God give her enough strength and help the girl survive through the odds.

from:  vinod
Posted on: Dec 28, 2012 at 22:28 IST

Now that there are clear signs of MOF, would suggest the following strategy to arrest further deterioration of physiology -

1. Increase parenteral nutrition as appropriate.
2. Increase volume resuscitation (fluids & oxygen both) as appropriate.
3. Increase vasopressor, immunity enhancing stimulants and antibiotics administration, preferrably targeted ones basis the pathogenesis made accurately and not just the broad spectrum ones.
4. Adjunctive homeopathy/ naturopathic treatment as appropriate to enhance immunity and control Sepsis.
5. Gradually increase life support basis the extent of organ damage while the endeavors to control sepsis is full-fledgedly ON.
5. Once Sepsis is arrested and the subject is haemodynamically stable, prioritize and attempt multi organ transplant as appropriate.

from:  Pritam Mohapatra
Posted on: Dec 29, 2012 at 01:28 IST

I am very shocked watch the news for " VEDNA " had die. I want to
hanging all criminals involved this type of case.

I very heart.

One my little bit if we are not able for this type of treatments
because we are treated lots of hospitals like fortis, medanta and
apolo why are treated safdar jung hospital ?

from:  Dev
Posted on: Dec 29, 2012 at 09:03 IST

The poor girl damini was sent abroad, only for UPA govt to shirk
Don’t we have good hospitals in India? <

from:  ajit vadakayil
Posted on: Dec 29, 2012 at 15:56 IST
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