Wednesday 20 November 2019

Shot girl Malala Yousafzai ‘stable’ after fourth night in UK hospital

Matthew Cooper

A TEENAGE girl flown to Britain for treatment after being shot in the head by Taliban gunmen in Pakistan remains in a "comfortable and stable" condition, her doctors have said.

Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital said it had now received more than 2,300 messages of support for 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai, who was shot 10 days ago.

In a statement issued after Malala spent a fourth night in Britain, the hospital said she was being looked after by a team including staff from Birmingham Children's Hospital.

The brief statement also confirmed that her family continue to remain in Pakistan at this time.

Malala is being assessed by specialist consultants, and is said to be responding well to treatment for injuries suffered in a gun attack on her school bus in north-west Pakistan on October 9.

The schoolgirl, who was shot after promoting the education of girls and criticising Taliban militants, was initially treated by neurosurgeons at a Pakistani military hospital before being flown to the UK.

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