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Khadiza breathes without life support

  • Published at 10:53 pm October 13th, 2016
  • Last updated at 11:06 pm October 13th, 2016
Khadiza breathes without life support

The victim of a vicious hacking, Khadiza Akhter Nargis, has been taken off from life support on Thursday morning.

She has been kept on life support at Square Hospital after a complex brain surgery.

A relative Abdul Quddus told the Bangla Tribune: “Her (Khadiza) condition has improved greatly. So we decided to take her off from life support.”

The decision was carried out on 11am Thursday.

He added that doctors will decide if she should be put on life support again after observing her condition.

He also said: “Khadiza has improved very quickly. Her right hand and feet are showing motor response. But her left side of the body has yet to respond.”

“Doctors have told us that her neurological condition will be assessed after two weeks,” Quddus added.

Dr AM Rezaus Sattar, neurosurgeon at Square Hospital, told the Bangla Tribune on Wednesday night that Khadiza was taken off the ventilator machine for a few minutes on Wednesday.

He said: “Ventilation means to provide support for breathing, which we call life support. She was on continuous life support till now. We are putting her on life support periodically now. We hope to take her off life support entirely very soon.”

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