Malala remains in stable condition in UK hospital: Doctors

Teenage rights activist Malala Yousufzai, shot in the head by the Taliban, remains in a stable condition, doctors treating her at a UK hospital said today, as a Pakistani provincial minister visited the medical facility where the girl is receiving the "best care".

15-year-old Malala "remains in a stable condition at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham," the hospital said in a statement.

Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province's Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain yesterday visited the hospital to meet Dr Dave Rosser, medical director at the facility.
"In a private meeting Dr Rosser gave a clinical progress report on Malala's treatment and condition," the hospital statement said.

The Minister also brought get-well cards and flowers for the Pakistani schoolgirl although he was not able to visit her personally.

He sincerely thanked the nurses, doctors and support staff involved in her care.

Hussain said she was receiving the "best care in the world" as the hospital could provide the most appropriate expertise and experience to treat the injured teenager."

The schoolgirl was flown to the UK last week following a surgery in Pakistan during which a bullet lodged near her spine was removed.

Malala along with two of her classmates was attacked in the restive Swat region of northwest Pakistan as they made their way home from school on October 9.

The teenager was treated by neurosurgeons in a Pakistani military hospital. She was transferred to the UK by an air ambulance arranged by the United Arab Emirates.

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