BIRMINGHAM: The doctors of Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham have started treating the critically injured Malala Yousafzai and expressed hope that she will recover soon while declaring her condition satisfactory, Geo News reported Tuesday.
The Pakistani child activist Malala Yousafzai, 14 was flown to Britain on Monday for specialist treatment at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Medical director of the hospital David Rosser said British colleagues who were in Pakistan when Malala was shot believed she had "a chance of making a good recovery".
"Clearly it would be inappropriate on every level, not least for her, to put her through all of this if there was no hope of decent recovery," he told reporters.
Malala arrived in Birmingham via an air ambulance provided by the UAE.
The decision to send her abroad for treatment was made by the board of doctors treating her Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology (AFIC)in Rawalpindi and with the consent of her family members.
Malala an outspoken advocate for girls’ education – was shot in the head last Tuesday outside her school in Mingora, Swat.
After her initial treatment in a Peshawar hospital, she had been receiving care at the AFIC in Rawalpindi for the past few days.
The decision to send Malala to the United Kingdom had been taken after consultations with her family members and all expenses for her treatment would be borne by the Government of Pakistan, a statement issued by ISPR said.