New Delhi: Calling the Delhi gangrape victim a "brave girl", a team of doctors attending the 23-year-old said that she withstood the operation on Wednesday night "very well". "She is fighting it out. We are hopeful that she would come out of it," said Dr Mishra of AIIMS Trauma Centre. Dr Mishra is working on the trauma management plan for the victim with doctors of Safdarjung hospital - where the woman is undergoing treatment.
The doctors said their foremost concern is the survival of the victim and that she comes out of trauma. "Her kidneys, lungs, heart are doing well. There are no muscular or lower limb injuries but our main concern is that the victim should come out of the trauma," said Safdarjung hospital doctors.
Meanwhile, the male victim in the Delhi gangrape case on Thursday identified accused Mukesh, the brother of main accused Ram Singh in the test identification parade in the Tihar jail.
The doctors confirmed that the victim was conscious and alert, and was communicating through gestures. She had on Wednesday given a written statement to police explaining in detail what happened to her and her friend on the fateful night. "She is in good spirits, alert and conscious. She is a brave girl and withstanding all treatment since the day of assault," said the doctors at a press conference.
Though the doctors said that all the vital parameters of the victim were within acceptable limits, they refused to confirm that she was out of danger. "Infection is one of the expected complications as the injuries are gangrenous and very infectious in nature. Victim has always been on ventilator and we have not made an attempt to take her off it," the doctors told media.
Answering a question about the diet of the victim, the doctors said: "The victim is surviving on total parental nutrition (TPN) i.e. providing nutrition through intravenous route." On the nature of injuries sustained by the gangrape victim, Dr Sunil Jain of Safdarjung hospital said: "Such kinds of injuries are extremely rare in my career".
The 23-year-old paramedical student, who was gangraped and tortured in a moving bus on Sunday night, on Wednesday underwent fifth surgery. Doctors at the Safdarjung hospital performed an elective abdominal surgery -gastronomy and duodenostomy - and surgeons had to remove her gangrenous small intestine. They said she has lost most of her intestine. "This was a planned surgery and at this juncture she is responding to treatment fairly well, she is stable but she continues to be critical," Dr BD Athani, Medical Superintendent of the hospital, said on Wednesday.
Also students continued with their protests outside the Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Diskhit's Central Delhi residence. The chief minister met some students and teachers and accepted a petition from them.Tweets: Delhi gangrape