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Doctors operate on Khadiza’s right hand

  • Published at 06:34 pm October 17th, 2016
  • Last updated at 09:10 pm October 18th, 2016
Doctors operate on Khadiza’s right hand

In the meantime, doctors have hinted that her recovery will be a long-term process.

The surgeons operated on her right hand. Her hands were badly damaged as she tried to defend herself during the attack.

“We started the operation at 3pm and finished at 5pm. We expect the operation on her right hand to be successful,” said Dr Mesbah Uddin Ahmed, an orthopaedics consultant at the hospital.

“The operation on her left hand and arm is delayed because her left side is still paralysed. Khadiza has deep cuts on her left arm which will require grafts. Because of the paralysis, we are not sure what might be the outcome of any surgery we conduct on the limb,” he added.

When asked about the possible timeframe of the operation, he said that it will take about a month to carry out the surgery.

When asked about the paralysis, Dr Rejaus Satter, a neurosurgeon at the hospital elaborated on her condition.

He said: “She received blows to the right hemisphere of her brain which controls the left side of her body. These attacks have rendered her left side paralysed.”

He also said: “She has been connected to a feeding tube. Because of it she is unable to speak. It will be taken off after a week after the anaesthesiologist’s advice to assess her vocal abilities.”

He added: “The types of physiotherapy or rehabilitation required for her to recover from these injuries will be determined after at least two to three months. The right side of her body is responding accordingly. She will not need to be connected to life support for now.”

Shaheen Ahmed, the elder brother of Khadiza, told the Dhaka Tribune that the doctors have not shared any information about her rehabilitation. He expressed his gratefulness to the government for bearing all her expenses as well. He demanded that Khadiza receive justice for the heinous attack.

“Khadiza must receive justice,” he said.