LAHORE: Institute of Child Health and Children’s Hospital Lahore dean Prof Masood Sadiq has said that a six-year-girl Kainat Batool was readmitted two days back with an upper respiratory tract. He told that Kainat was first admitted last year in November in a very critical condition. She remained on ventilator support for 5 days and then in ICU for almost a month, adding that she was later discharged on January 2. He further informed that upon her evaluation by a medical team at the Children’s Hospital there was no evidence of sexual or physical abuse, but she had suffered anoxic brain damage that was confirmed on MRI.
Kainat has made a partial recovery since, but is still on nasogastric feeding and cannot speak. She is being provided with a completely free treatment on the personal advice of the Punjab chief minister. Prof Masood Sadiq said that Kainat needs rehabilitation therapy as well as physiotherapy, speech therapy and nursing care, and a team of paediatricians and specialists in pediatric surgery, as well as neurosurgery, is looking after her.
It is pertinent to mention here that the six-year-old girl is one of the 12 victims who were abducted, subjected to sexual assault and dumped in a heap of trash in Kasur.