Delhi gangrape victim is stable, says Health Minister

Last Updated: Thu, Dec 27, 2012 04:57 hrs

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday said that the 23-year-old victim of a brutal gang rape has been admitted to the Mount Elizabeth hospital in Singapore and her condition is reported to be stable.

The girl reached Singapore at 5:30 am in the morning after the plane carrying the victim landed at the Changi International Airport at Singapore.

Azad said: "The girl reached Singapore at 5:30 am in the morning. The last report I got was that she has been admitted to the hospital and her condition is stable."

Indian High Commission in Singapore also confirmed the girl's arrival. The decision to shift the girl was taken at the highest level of the government.

She is being kept at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital as it has facilities for multiple organ transplants.

A spokesman for the New Delhi hospital where she has been undergoing treatment has said her condition is still critical.

"Based on the advice of a team of doctors, the Government of India has made arrangements that the patient be shifted in well-equipped air ambulance to a renowned hospital identified by the doctors involving minimal journey so that she can be provided with state-of-the-art medical treatment that may perhaps stretch to many weeks," said Dr. B.D. Athani, Medical Superintendent at the Safdarjung Hospital.

The attack on the paramedic student on December 16th has unleashed a wave of protests across India.

She was raped for nearly an hour by several men aboard a bus, beaten and thrown from the moving vehicle.

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