Shinjini’s condition better, says mother Sibani

June 29th, 2008 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS  

Bangalore, June 29 (IANS) Shinjini Sengupta, the 16-year-old Kolkata girl who lost her voice and movement after she was allegedly rebuked by a TV reality show judges May 19, is better than when she was flown in to Bangalore for treatment, her mother said Sunday. “Shinjini’s condition is much better than what it was before she was admitted to this hospital late Friday. It was worse earlier. Some more tests were conducted till afternoon. A medical team is monitoring her health parametres,” her mother Sibani Sengupta told IANS Sunday at the neuro-centre of the state-run National Institute of Mental and Health Sciences (Nimhans).

Shinjini was brought to the hospital Friday.

Though Shinjini managed to sleep for longer time during the last 36 hours, investigations were being done to ascertain the main cause of her paralytic condition and prescribe medication accordingly.

“Doctors and nurses are first trying to improve her response to liquid food through intravenous (IV) system. They say it will take another day or two to study the various tests and decide the course of treatment. Even we (my husband D.K. Sengupta and I) are not allowed to meet or be with Shinjini when tests and diagnoses are under way,” Sibani said, trying to hide her anguish over the trauma her daughter was going through.

Doctors on duty declined to comment or give any information on Shinjini’s condition. They are trying to locate and identify the neurotic order that paralysed her vocal chords and limbs movement - whether it was due to nervous breakdown, blood clot or deep depression - a couple of weeks after the reality show performance in Kolkata.

The much-awaited medical bulletin of the hospital on Shinjini was neither prepared nor released to the waiting media despite such an assurance by the hospital resident medical officer (RMO) Saturday.

“We are hoping for the best with prayers and god’s blessing. It is too early to say when Shinjini will be able to recover fully. Our priority is to first stabilise her condition. Make her take food and come out of the depression she appears to have gone into after the tragic incident at the reality show,” Sibani noted.

Shinjini’s father could not be contacted as he was inside the special ward attending to her after a CEG test and where visitors, especially mediapersons, are barred from entry.

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