Falak responding to treatment, still critical: Doctor

February 29th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) Battling for survival at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for over 40 days, two-year-old battered baby Falak is showing good signs of improvement and responding to treatment.

However, the baby remains critical, doctors attending on her said Wednesday.

“Since Monday morning Falak is off the ventilator and till now she has not developed any breathing problems and is breathing on her own. If she continues like this for another two days, we can take her out of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU),” Deepak Agrawal, assistant professor of neurosurgery at the AIIMS Trauma Centre, told IANS.

“we have stopped administering strong antibiotics, she has not developed any infection, and is responding to the treatment,” said Agrawal. With a team of 10 resident doctors, he has been closely monitoring Falak for the past 42 days.

However, the doctors said that Falak is still in critical condition and is not completely out of danger.

Falak was admitted to AIIMS on Jan 18 with a fractured skull, bruises and human bite marks all over her body. She has undergone five life-saving surgeries. A teenager, claiming to be her mother, got her admitted to the hospital.

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