Rizwana shifted to ICU after worsening her condition


LAHORE, Jul 30 (DNA): The victim of domestic violence, Rizwana of Sargodha, was shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

at the Lahore General Hospital (LGH) due to her critical condition.

The hospital sources said on Sunday, the girl was admitted to the LGH in a critical condition on July 24. 

Principal Ameeruddin Medical College/Lahore General Hospital Prof Al-Fareed Zafar called an emergency

meeting of the Special Medical Board and the members conducted a thorough medical examination

of Rizwana and conducted tests. The doctors said that the next 48 hours are crucial for Rizwana’s health.

According to the doctors, the wounds are old, due to which the infection in blood had increased and

the complications affected some organs of the body.

The medical board members told the media that the girl had an infection in her lungs which was affecting 

her breathing.

Principal Prof Al-Fareed Zafar and Prof Jodut Saleem said that Rizwana’s bronchoscopy had been

completed due to lack of oxygen. She had an infection in one lung and blood clots in the other. He said that

the saturation was decreasing due to infection and clots. Rizwana has been diagnosed with sepsis. He said that the cause of sepsis is infection in the blood which is affecting the whole body.

Prof Al-Fareed Zafar said that the girl was brought to the LGH in a very critical condition where doctors were trying hard day and night to save her life, and in this regard, a special medical board was also formed. The treatment is being monitored and tests are being done on a daily basis and the girl is getting the best medical facilities.

The principal said Caretaker Health Minister Professor Dr Javed Akram, a renowned physician, is also providing guidance regarding treatment of the girl. A cardiologist is on duty to monitor Rizwana’s heart rate. On this occasion, Principal Ameeruddin Medical College Prof Al-Fareed Zafar also met the family of the victim girl and assured them that no effort will be spared for the girl’s recovery.

He also inquired about the previous history of the patient from the family. The family expressed fear that Rizwana was given some poisonous substance during the domestic violence. To which, the medical board has sent Rizwana to a test laboratory to detect poisonous material so that facts could be revealed.