CUTTACK: The condition of the alleged Pipili gangrape victim continued to be “extremely critical” even as the doctors suggested slight improvement on Tuesday.
The 19-year-old is on life support at the Central ICU of SCB Medical College and Hospital here after she developed serious respiratory problems on Monday. She has been diagnosed with acute pneumonia and put under mechanical ventilation.
According to hospital sources, along with severe breathing problems caused by pneumonia, she had also displayed alarming fluctuations in her blood pressure. Anti-hypertensive agents had to be administered to normalise the blood pressure.
There has been improvement in her condition since, though she continues to breathe through the ventilator. Her vital parameters have stabilised.
“The team of top doctors is on the job, making best possible efforts to render treatment to the girl. Her condition is monitored round-the-clock. We can inform that her vital signs have become stable but overall her condition is extremely critical,” hospital administrator Dr BM Moharana said.
The girl was admitted to the SCBMCH on the orders of the Orissa High Court on January 13.
She has been in a semi-comatose stage since the alleged assault on her in
November last year. She had been diagnosed with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy caused by lack of oxygen flow to the brain due to partial hanging or strangulation.