Gang-rape victim a 23-year-old , who was flown to Singapore and admitted to Mount Elizabeth Hospital today, remains in an extremely critical condition.
According to the hospital spokesperson, “The patient arrived at Mount Elizabeth Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit this morning in an extremely critical condition.”
He also said, “She is being examined and the hospital is working with the Indian High Commission. We request that the privacy of the patient and family be respected.”
The para-medical student was gang-raped and brutally tortured by a group of six people on the night of December 16.
According to the Indian High Commission in Singapore, “The plane which was carrying the girl landed at the Changi International Airport at 7.30 am (5.00 am IST).”
The para-medical student, who had been battling for her life for the past 10 days at the Safdarjung Hospital, was last night flown to Singapore for further treatment.
The rape victim was shifted to Mount Elizabeth Hospital, which has a state-of-the-art facility for multi-organ transplant, after doctors attending on her decided that she should be taken there for treatment that could last for several weeks.
Dr BD Athani, Medical Superintendent of the Safdarjung Hospital, said that she was given “the best of the available medical aid” during her 10-day treatment at the hospital.
he also said, “Based on the advice of a team of doctors, the Government of India has made arrangements for the patient being shifted in a well-equipped air ambulance.”
“The team of doctors decided that the patient be shifted to Mount Elizabeth Hospital (in Singapore). The said hospital has the state-of-the-art facility for multi-organ transplant. The treatment might take longer,” he said.
The girl has been on ventilator support since she was admitted to the Safdarjung Hospital on December 16 after she was gang-raped in a moving bus in South Delhi.
The young woman was operated upon thrice and had to have her small intestine removed due to extensive injuries following the brutal torture by the five men and a juvenile who raped her in a moving bus.
On Tuesday she gave a statement to a magistrate – for a second time following complaints of alleged police interference the first time it was recorded on December 21.
The Home Ministry also ordered a probe into the circumstances in which the first statement was recorded following a complaint by Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. Delhi Police chief Neeraj Kumar denied charges that police had tried to influence the magistrate.