|
|
|
|
|
5th Muharram 1436 | Saturday, Nov 01, 2014
Crime and Accident

Delhi gang-rape case: Victim takes a few steps with nurse's help

Saturday, 22 December 2012
Comments(0)
New Delhi, December 22:

Amidst massive furore came a news of relief when the gang-rape victim got off the bed on Saturday evening and took a few steps with the help of a nurse.

Doctors at Safdarjung hospital had earlier announced that the girl is now speaking and is extra-ordinarily stable.

Giving health update, the doctors said that the 23-year-old victim has shown "improvement" and is "psychologically totally balanced", but the danger of infection spreading in her body continues.

"Her WBC (white blood cell) count has improved. It is 2,600… it is better than yesterday. But blood platelet is lower than yesterday (Friday)," BD Athani, the medical superintendent of Safdarjung Hospital, told reporters here. He, however, did not give the blood platelet count.

The normal white blood cell count range is from 4,000 to 11,000. On Friday, the woman's white blood cell count was1,500 and blood platelet was 61,000.

He said that they are administering platelet rich plasma to the young woman.

The victim is better than yesterday, more alert and is being able to talk.

Doctors said that the young woman has been given sips of water and apple juice since this morning.

"She has improved and is very alert compared to yesterday (Friday). She is active and communicating. She asked for water this morning. Her all parameters are optimum except reduction in platelet count," said another doctor, part of a multi-discipline medical team treating her.

Also, for the first time, she was accessed by a team of psychologists.

"Today, our psychiatry department team led by Dr Kuldip Kumar and Dr Abhilasha Yadav did preliminary psychology profile/assessment of the victim," Athani said.

Explaining about her state, Kumar said: "We followed a sensitive approach to talk to her and preliminary investigations show that she is psychologically composed.”

"She is responding well but it is too early to say anything. She is psychologically extraordinary stable, optimistic and hopes of having a good future," said Kumar, a senior psychiatrist.

"She is very brave and positive and optimistic about her future. Her biological functions are normal and psychologically she is totally balanced and composed," said Yadav.

The doctors also said the level of bilirubin, brownish yellow substance found in bile, has increased to 5.9 from Friday's 5.1, which is a cause of concern as it could affect functioning of liver. Bile acids are part of the thick liquid called bile that helps the body to digest fats. Bile is produced by the liver, stored in the gallbladder, and released into the small intestine where food is digested.

The victim's Total Lymphocyte Count (TLC) has come down which means there are chances of infection in her body, which is the worry, doctors added.

"But we are keeping her on high dose of antibiotics and high standards of hygiene," the doctor added. TLC is a test that shows how the immune system is working.

--IANS

Latest News

Will improve infrastructure along China border: Rijiju

Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju Saturday said the government will improve infrastruc ...

TVS Motor logs 22 percent sales growth

Two and three wheeler maker TVS Motor Company Ltd Saturday said its October sales went up by 22 percent as compared to c ...

Dutch investigators find more human remains at MH17 crash site

Dutch investigators have reportedly found more human remains at the MH17 crash site in eastern Ukrai ...

Related News

Drunk Russian burns self in bath tub, dies

A Russian died of burn injuries as he forgot to switch off the water-heater after immersing himself ...

Three dead in road accident

At least three people were killed when the goods carrier they were travelling on rammed into a 16-wheel truck on the Agr ...

14 killed in Himachal as bus rolls down gorge

Twelve people were killed and five injured when a privately-owned mini bus rolled down a gorge in Hi ...

Post new comment

To combat spam, please enter the code in the image.

Rs. 26020 (Per 10g)

Opinion Poll
Do you think formation of 'She' teams would be beneficial for women's safety?
YesNoCan't say

Matrimony | Photos | Videos | Search | Polls | Archives | Advertise | Letters

© The Siasat Daily, 2012. All rights reserved.
Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Abids, Hyderabad - 500001, AP, India
Tel: +91-40-24744180, Fax: +91-40-24603188
contact@siasat.com