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Friday, December 28, 2012 (21:57:02)
Tags : Delhi Gang Rape Case, Sonia Gandhi, Sheila Dikshit, SS Shinde, Singapore

Rape victim's condition takes a turn for the worse

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Singapore, Dec 28: The condition of a 23-year-old trainee physiotherapist who was brutally gang-raped in New Delhi and and is fighting for her life in a hospital here has "taken a turn for the worse", a hospital official said today.

Mount Elizabeth Hospital chief executive officer Kelvin Loh told the Straits Times that the woman's condition has "taken a turn for the worse" as of 9 p.m. today.

"Her vital signs are deteriorating with signs of severe organ failure," Loh was quoted as saying in a statement.

"This is despite doctors fighting for her life including putting her on maximum artificial ventilation support, optimal antibiotic doses as well as stimulants which maximise her body's capability to fight infections," he said.

Xinhua said the family members of the victim have been informed about her condition.

The victim has been in intensive care since she was flown in from India Thursday. Officials said she was transferred to Singapore on the basis that the Singapore hospital has the capacity and facilities needed for multi-organ transplant.

The hospital previously said the girl has suffered cardiac arrest, lung and abdomen infection as well as significant brain injury.(IANS)