Indian gang-rape victim still in extremely critical condition

Doctors treating an Indian gang-rape victim receiving treatment here has suffered "significant brain injury" and is surviving against the odds. 

The 23-year-old medical student was severely beaten, raped for almost an hour and thrown out of a moving bus twelve days ago in an attack that sparked a wave of protests across India. 

She was airlifted to Mount Elizabeth Hospital yesterday for specialist treatment. 

Mount Elizabeth Hospital's Chief Executive Officer Dr Kelvin Loh said the patient is still receiving treatment in the Intensive Care Unit. 

Dr Loh said the medical team's investigations yesterday showed that in addition to her prior cardiac arrest, the patient had infection of her lungs and abdomen, as well as significant brain injury. 

He added that the patient is struggling against the odds and fighting for her life. 

A multi-disciplinary team of specialists has been working tirelessly to treat her since her arrival yesterday morning. 

The team is doing everything possible to stabilise her condition over the next few days. 

The victim had already undergone three abdominal operations before arriving in Singapore.