Malala 'improving', has moved her forelimbs
14 October, 2012
ISLAMABAD: Young campaigner Malala Yousufzai, who is under treatment at the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology, on Saturday moved her forelimbs, whereby showing signs of recovery, said ISPR Director General Major General Asim Saleem Bajwa.
"The medical specialists of Malala on Saturday reduced her dose of seditives to know her condition, subsequently she moved her forelimbs, which is a positive sign," he told the media.
"She is in stable condition as all her vital organs are working normally but she is still on ventilator," he said. The teenage schoolgirl was attacked by the Taliban on Tuesday while on her way home from school.
In reply to a question, Gen Bajwa said the decision to remove her from ventilator would only be taken by the panel of doctors, adding this could, however, be done in a day or two. Regarding damages to Malala's skull, he said this could only be ascertained after she regains consciousness, which would again be decided by the panel of doctors.
To a question about sending her abroad for further treatment, the DG said doctors had yet to decide this and they were waiting for their advice.
Gen Bajwa was unwilling to respond to a question on a possible operation in the North Waziristan, saying the briefing was held especially for update on Malala's health, however, later he said any such operation depends on a political decision and so far nothing had been decided.
Zardari orders best treatment for Malala's friends
President Asif Zardari on Saturday directed the authorities concerned to provide free and quality medical treatment to two girl students injured with Malala Yousufzai in terrorist attack in Mingora last week.
According to the presidential spokesman, President Zardari inquired about the health of the injured girls, Kainat and Shazia.
He also prayed for early recovery of three girls including Malala. Zardari said these girls are the true face of Pakistan. He called them national asset, the spokesman said the courage of these girls was beacon of light for others in the country.