New Delhi/Singapore, Dec 27 (ANI): The 23-year-old victim of a brutal gang rape in the national capital that has horrified many in India has been admitted to the Mount Elizabeth hospital in Singapore on Thursday morning after the plane carrying the girl landed at the Changi International Airport at 5.30 am.
Indian High Commission in Singapore confirmed the girl’s arrival. The decision to shift the girl was taken at the highest level of the government.
She is being kept at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital as it has facilities for multiple organ transplants.
A spokesman for the New Delhi hospital where she has been undergoing treatment has said her condition is still critical.
“Based on the advice of a team of doctors, the Government of India has made arrangements that the patient be shifted in well-equipped air ambulance to a renowned hospital identified by the doctors involving minimal journey so that she can be provided with state-of-the-art medical treatment that may perhaps stretch to many weeks,” said Dr. B.D. Athani, Medical Superintendent at the Safdarjung Hospital.
The attack on the paramedic student on December 16th has unleashed a wave of protests across India.
She was raped for nearly an hour by several men aboard a bus, beaten and thrown from the moving vehicle.
There were more than 24, 200 reported rape cases in India in 2011, a rise of over nine per cent on the previous year.
Among the major cities New Delhi has the highest level of sex crime. (ANI)