Baby Falak’s condition worsens; to undergo brain surgery

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New Delhi, Jan 30: With the news of the battered 2-year-old Baby Falak shocking the country due to the mere nature of the atrocities the child had to suffer, the hapless baby’s condition continues to be critical. Admitted at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Trauma Centre for multiple injuries on her head and body, the doctors have revealed that her chances of survival are slim.

Doctors treating her at AIIMS stated that Falak has developed respiratory problems and may have to undergo another brain surgery. Deepak Agrwal, Assistant Professor (neurosurgery) at the AIIMS Trauma Centre said, "Her condition is critical. She developed respiratory problems, so we put her back on the ventilator around 10.30 on Sunday night." She was taken off ventilator support on Friday after her condition was showing signs of improvement.

Agarwal added, “She might require another surgery in the brain, but as her condition is critical, her chance of survival is slim. Already we have done a brain surgery and we have also conducted a tracheostomy on the baby and she is being fed through a pipe that goes via the nose."

Baby Falak’s story is heart-shattering to say the least when she was brought in to the AIIMS on Jan 18 in a comatose condition with multiple fractures and human bite marks all over her tiny body. She also had a fractured skull and a clot on the right side of her brain.

Police are investigating the case on who was responsible for the grievous injuries on Falak. They are also seeking Falak’s real parents. A teenage girl had brought the baby to hospital and had claimed to be her mother. Efforts are being made to locate those who handed over the baby to the teenage girl. The girl has been sent to a juvenile home.

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