Thursday, October 11, 2012

Malala Yousafzai still critical: Being shifted to AFIC, Rawalpindi

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Thu, Oct. 11) - Reported by madn3wz

Malala Yousafzai still critical: Being shifted to AFIC, Rawalpindi

Child activist Malala Yousafzai, who was shot - with two other girls - in the head by the Taliban on Tuesday while returning home in her school van, is "not yet out of danger" and is being moved from Peshawar to a top Rawalpindi hospital, authorities said today, as special prayers were offered across Pakistan for her speedy recovery.

Recently emerged media reports have suggested that the 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai is being shifted from Combined Military Hospital (CMH), Peshawar to Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology (AFIC) in Rawalpindi, because of her condition continues to be serious even after removing the bullet from her neck yesterday.

"Her condition is not yet out of danger despite improvement. She is being shifted to Rawalpindi," Masood Kausar, the governor of the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, told reporters.

Earlier, one of her doctors, Mumtaz Khan, told AFP Malala had improved since the bullet was removed in an operation on Wednesday but she was still seriously ill.

“She has been put on a ventilator for two days. The bullet has affected some part of the brain, but there is a 70% chance that she will survive,” he said.
Preparations had been made Wednesday to fly her abroad, but a military source told AFP she was too ill to travel. The White House has said US forces are ready to offer transport and treatment to the teenager if needed.  

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