Abused girl still on life support at Ipoh hospital

IPOH: The five-year-old girl suspected of being abused by her mother is still in a coma.

Since her admission to the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital here on Thursday, she has been placed on life support at the intensive care unit to keep her alive.

The hospital’s paediatric department head Datuk Dr Amar Singh said the girl had not regained consciousness or shown any sign of movement.

“When her father brought her in, she had no heartbeat and had to be resuscitated,” he said here yesterday.

He said the attending physician, who noticed bruises and lacerations on the girl’s head and body, realised that there were signs of abuse and alerted police.

“While we cannot ascertain the object used to inflict the wounds yet, the injuries are too severe to have been self-inflicted.

“We suspect there are internal injuries as well but the girl is currently too weak to undergo scans,”

Article source: http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2013/08/19/Abused-girl-still-on-life-support-at-Ipoh-hospital.aspx

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