The condition of the 23-year-old victim of a gruesome gang-rape in Delhi, admitted in a
super-speciality hospital here yesterday, has taken a "turn for the worse" tonight with signs of severe organ failure.
"As of 9 pm (6:30 PM IST), the patient's condition has taken a turn for the worse. Her vital signs are deteriorating with signs of severe organ failure," Dr Kelvin
Loh, Chief Executive Officer, Mount Elizabeth Hospital said in a statement.
"This is despite doctors fighting for her life including putting her on maximum artificial ventilation support, optimal antibiotic doses as well as stimulants which maximise her body's capability to fight infections," the CEO said.
"Her family members have been informed that her condition has deteriorated and they are currently by her side to encourage and comfort her," he added.
The statement said the hospital's medical team continues to "provide all possible treatment and care", to the victim, who was air-dashed from the Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi for specialised treatment.
He said the the High Commission of India is with her and her family at this critical time.
Earlier in the day, the security was tightened at the hospital, favoured by well-heeled patients, with each visitor screened before being allowed into the ICU.
The victim's father, who flew in with her, said he was reassured that the best is being done for his daughter.
The girl was shifted to the hospital here following what the Indian government said a "purely a medical decision" taken by doctors.
Earlier in the day, the hospital said that she has significant brain injury, infection in lungs and abdomen and is struggling against all odds, the hospital had said.
More needs she the divine than the physic.
After shifting to singapore, the health bullettins of the rape victim is not encouraging. The government cleverly shifted her out of the country and in any unfortunate event, it can be explained by HM that the facilities are not adequate in singapore or the doctors are not competent to handle difficult cases and we are prepared believe such a nonsense. Dear friends, think over. There is something more than what the eye sees. In any unfortunate event in india, there will be riot conditon all over the country which the government considers it cannot handle and she will be a martyr for the cause of women in india. The purpose of sending her relatives also is to ensure in the unfortunate event, the government will compel them to conduct the obsequies there itself and thereby opportunity will not be given for the riot condition and the whole agitation will get busted. The motive is to deny martyrdom and prevent people to make her samadhi a place of pilgrimage or oath taking. what a wonderful government we have.
Outsourcing - Congress Ishtyle !!!
I would love to know why IB and Home ministry were so involved in decisions to send her to Singapore rather than inputs from docs and medical community.