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Dec 27, 2012, 01.08 PM IST | Source: PTI

Gang-rape victim shifted to Singapore hospital

Gang-rape victim shifted to Singapore hospital

New Delhi, Dec 26 (PTI) The 23-year-old girl, battling for life for the past 10 days at Safdarjung hospital after being brutally gangraped here, was tonight flown to Singapore in an air ambulance for specialised treatment in a premier hospital. The girl, who continues to be in a critical condition, will be admitted to Mount Elizabeth hospital, which has a state-of-the-art facility for multi-organ transplant, Dr B D Athani, Medical Superintindent of the Safdarjung Hospital, told reporters. The private chartered air ambulance belonging to ARE Airways, which is equipped with sophisticated ICU facilities, took off at around 11.45 PM. Dr Yatin Gupta, Head of the Critical Care Unit(CCU) at the Safdarjung hospital and a team of four doctors along with the girl's parents are accompanying the girl. Official sources said passport and Singapaore visa for the girl and some of her family members who will accompany her in the air ambulance were expedited by the External Affairs Ministry. The sources said the Indian High Commission in Singapore has been asked by the government here to render all assistance for the girl. Sources said the decision to shift the girl to Singapore was taken at the highest level of the government. (MORE) PTI SKL PYK ARC SOM ETB SJY GSN GSN

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