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Battered baby Falak still battling for life

With nature of injury,she might end up being mentally challenged or in a vegetative state.

Battling for life for the past 43 days at AIIMS,battered baby Falak has shown no signs of improvement and continues to remain critical but stable,doctors said.

“Her condition is still critical but stable. She has not been off the ventilator for 24 hours at a stretch. She still needs artificial respiratory support,” Dr Deepak Agarwal,who has been attending on her since January 18,said.

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

Dr Agarwal said,“She has undergone five life saving surgeries. With the nature of injury suffered in her brain,she might end up being mentally challenged or in a vegetative state for the rest of her life. The superficial wounds have healed,the marks are yet to go.

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“We will shift her to the ward in a few days once she is able to breathe on her own,” he added.

Moved by the plight of Falak,Indians as well people from the US and Canada have approached doctors,expressing their desire to adopt her.