Shot schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai discharged from hospital
By Sajad - Fri Jan 04 2013, 9:46 pm
Brave Malala Yousafzai, 15, was gunned down for demanding education for girls and was flown to the UK for surgery in October and went under the knife at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.
Malala will continue rehabilitation at her family’s temporary West Midlands home. She will undergo further reconstructive treatment on her injured skull in the coming weeks.
Dave Rosser, medical director at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS foundation trust quoted by Guardian said “Malala is a strong young woman and has worked hard with the people caring for her to make excellent progress in her recovery. Following discussions with Malala and her medical team, we decided that she would benefit from being at home with her parents and two brothers. She will return to the hospital as an outpatient and our therapies team will continue to work with her at home to supervise her onward care.”
The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan said it shot Malala, a campaigner for girls’ education, for “promoting secularism”.
She was shot in her head and chest by unknown gunmen while she was returning home from school in the north-easern Swat district on 9 October.
She was admitted to the hospital on 15 October 2012, six days after she was wounded in a school bus shooting which provoked worldwide condemnation and revulsion. She had also highlighted Taliban atrocities in the Swat valley and, when younger, kept a diary for the BBC’s Urdu service.