Malala discharged from hospital


Malala Yousafzai has been discharged from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) as an inpatient to continue her rehabilitation at her family’s home in Birmingham.
The 15-year-old, who was shot by the Taliban for campaigning for girls’ education, is well enough to be treated by the hospital as an outpatient for the next few weeks. Malala is being shifted to the three bedroom house allocated by the Government of Pakistan to her family in Birmingham. The government has also already appointed Ziauddin Yousafzai, father of Malala Yousafzai, as Education Attaché (BS-19) in Consulate of Pakistan, Birmingham, UK. The tenure of his office shall be initially for three years, extendable for a further period of two years.
According to hospital sources, Malala was still due to be re-admitted in late January or early February to undergo cranial reconstructive surgery as part of her long-term recovery and she would visit the hospital regularly to attend clinical appointments. Dr Dave Rosser, medical director of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, said, “Malala is a strong young woman and has worked hard with the people caring for her to make excellent progress in her recovery. Following discussions with Malala and her medical team, we decided that she would benefit from being at home with her parents and two brothers.”
“She will return to the hospital as an outpatient and our therapies team will continue to work with her at home to supervise her onward care,” Dr Dave said.
Officials at the hospital said over the past couple of weeks, Malala had been leaving the hospital on a regular basis on ‘home leave’ to spend time with her father Ziauddin, mother Toorpekai and younger brothers, Khushal and Atul. During those visits, assessments had been carried out by her medical team to ensure she could continue to make good progress outside the hospital. Malala was admitted to the QEHB on Monday October 15 after being flown from Pakistan.


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