Pakistan News / Malala Yousafzai Health News > Official orders have been issued for arrangements to take Malala Yousafzai abroad for a critical surgery of the bullet wound suffered by her on the head as a result of an armed attack carried out by the Taliban in Swat on Tuesday.
Interior Minister Rehman Malik issued the order after the medical board of the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Peshawar, where Malala Yousafzai’s detailed check-up was conducted, recommended that the 14-year old girl be taken abroad for treatment.
According to reports, the bullet that pierced through Malala’s head reached very close to her spinal cord and as a result of a swollen head it has become impossible to carry out a surgery on an immediate basis. Malala was attacked from a close range and the bullet is still sitting inside her head, the doctors said.
Therefore, the medical board that conducted the detailed check-up of Malala had advised that she be taken abroad for treatment. Taking her abroad, the board members said, can save her life.
The next four days will be extremely critical for Malala’s survival.
Interior Minister Rehman Malik has directed Secretary Interior to make necessary arrangements for shifting Malala Yousafzai abroad.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Amir Haider Hoti has also ordered that Malala be taken abroad for treatment.
In a clear message following the terrorist act, the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility of the heinous attack on a 14-year old Malala as she travelled home from school along with other female classmates in a car.
Two other girls in the car also sustained injuries in the attack but their condition is said to be out of danger.