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Doctors mulling another surgery on battered baby Falak

Culture reports of samples from the blood and chest show no infection at all,doctors say.

Written by Agencies | New Delhi | Published: February 10, 2012 2:51:31 pm

With her infection level coming down slightly,doctors at the AIIMS are mulling another life-saving surgery on battered two-year-old Falak.

Doctors are also planning to put her off ventilator as her infection level is marginally less now,neurosurgeon Deepak Agarwal,who has been attending on her,said.

“Culture reports of samples from the blood and chest show no infection at all. Since infection is marginally less except in the brain,we will decide today the next surgery to be conducted on her,” Dr Agarwal said.

Falak was admitted in a battered state at the AIIMS Trauma Centre here 24 days ago.

“All of this clearly proves that she is responding well to medication being administered to her. Till the brain infection goes,she will stay critical,” Dr Agarwal said.

Doctors are,however,concerned as Falak continues to remain in an unconscious state.

“It is over three weeks that she has been lying unconscious. This is not a good sign,” he cautioned.

Falak was brought to the AIIMS Trauma Centre on January 18 with severe head injury,both her arms broken,bite marks all over her body and her cheeks branded with hot iron.

She underwent a life saving surgery of the brain immediately after her admission here. Later on,this was followed by another two surgeries. Doctors even conducted a tracheotomy on her.

The forensic department has conducted a DNA test to help determine her paternity.

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