Indians, foreigners express desire to adopt Falak

Moved by the plight of two-year-old girl child Falak, Indians and foreigners alike have approached doctors requesting their desire to adopt her.

According to doctors attending on Falak who is still battling for life at AIIMS here more than a month, over 50 people including citizens from Canada and USA have written to them expressing their desire to adopt her.

"We have received e-mails from people within the country and outside requesting for adoption (of Falak). Mails have come from foreigners residing in USA and Canada also wanting to adopt her despite her miserable state that she is in," Dr Deepak Agarwal, a neurosurgeon with the hospital who is treating on her, said.

"They have also said that they are constantly monitoring updates on her condition. We have replied appreciating their desire and have said that our prime interest is to get her out of the critical state and all issues related to adoption is not in our hands."

Falak was brought to the hospital 37 days back with severe head injuries, broken arms, bite marks all over her body and cheeks branded with hot iron.

Even after undergoing five life saving surgeries since January 18, the child continues to remain unconscious and is on ventilator support till now.

Doctors attending on the girl child are now contemplating all options to gradually wean her off the ventilator so that she can start breathing on her own again.

"It has been over a month and she cannot breathe on her own. Being on artificial respiration for a long time is not a good sign. With the injuries suffered by her and the infection that has followed, we cannot predict a normal future for her when she recovers," Dr Agarwal said.

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