Falak taken out from ICU, shifted to children's ward

Two-year-old girl child Falak, who was brought to hospital in a battered state two months back, was today shifted from an ICU to the children's ward after doctors at AIIMS found her medical condition stable.

Doctors at the AIIMS Trauma Centre, attending on her since the past 45 days, also said Falak will be discharged soon if she continues to show improvement in her medical condition.

"We shifted her to the ward today. She is doing fine. We have removed the plaster from her hands and she is moving her limbs. She cries badly when anyone goes close to her. Another two to three days and we can declare her fit to be discharged. Sadly, we do not have the legal right to discharge her as she has no takers yet," said Dr. Deepak Agarwal, who has been attending on the girl child since she was admitted to the AIIMS Trauma Centre on January 18.

Moved by Falak's plight, Indians as well people from the US and Canada have approached doctors, expressing their desire to adopt her.

"We have received a lot of mails but we have no right to hand her over to anyone. It all depends on the government authorities to decide for her," he said.

Falak was brought to the hospital with severe head injuries, broken arms, bite marks all over her body and cheeks branded with hot iron.

Doctors have conducted five life saving surgeries on her.

"Even if we discharge her, the tracheostomy and the food pipe will stay in her body to help her," Dr Agarwal said.

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