Indian gang-rape victim arrives in Singapore for treatment
An Indian student who was gang raped in New Delhi has arrived at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in an extremely critical condition.
The Hospital revealed this after the 23 year-old was flown in from India and admitted at its Intensive Care Unit.
The student arrived at the hospital at 9:05 this morning and is being examined by doctors.
The hospital's spokesperson said it's working closely with the Indian High Commission.
It has requested for the privacy of the patient and the family to be respected.
The paramedical student had undergone 3 operations at the Safdarjung hospital in New Delhi.
According to the hospital's senior superintendent, Dr. B.D. Athani, she was transferred to Mount Elizabeth because it has a state-of-the-art multi-organ transplant facility to treat the victim's severe intestinal injuries.
The attack on the student on a bus has sparked a wave of protests in India with calls for the death penalty for the accused.
The Indian High Commission in Singapore says it has received numerous queries regarding the condition of the 23-year-old patient, and also many offers to help.
The High Commission said it is deeply grateful for all of these offers and it has assured all concerned that the patient is receiving full medical attention.
The family is also being provided all possible assistance.
At this stage, the High Commission has requested that the privacy of the patient, family members and the medical team in attendance is fully respected so that the treatment may continue smoothly.