New Delhi: Having undergone a surgery to remove her gangrenous intestine, the 23-year-old paramedical student gang-raped on Sunday passed an “uneventful night” and is “stable, alert and conscious”, doctors treating her said on Thursday.
“The night after the elective exploratory laparotomy, was uneventful. In the morning she was in stable condition. She continues to remain in ICU on life support, her vital parameters like blood pressure, urine output, respiratory rate were within acceptable limits,” said Dr B.D. Athani, Medical superintendent of Safdarjung Hospital, where she is undergoing treatment. “She is making an attempt to breathe on her own and we are about to start to give her total parenteral nutrition (TPN), meaning providing nutrition through intravenous route, as she won’t be able to take her feed from her mouth because of the intestinal loss,” he said while issuing her medical bulleting.
The doctors, however, said that there were some signs of reduction of the total count (of the blood cells) and there was mild diminution of platelet count, which was 41,000 this morning, “otherwise she is alert and conscious”. Athani said infection in this case was one of the impending danger, impending complication.