RAWALPINDI: Malala Yusufzai has been sent to UK for further treatment, following the decision of the board of doctors treating her in the military hospital here and with the consent of her family members, Geo News reporte.
Teen peace activist Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head nearly a week ago in a targeted attack, was on Monday shifted to the U. K. for “prolonged care” that could involve repair/replacement of damaged bones of the skull and intensive neuro rehabilitation.
According to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), she was being shifted to a centre in the U.K. which has the capability to provide integrated care to children who have sustained severe injury. The decision was taken by a panel of Pakistani doctors and international experts who were of the opinion that Malala would require prolonged care to fully recover from the physical and psychological effects of the trauma that she has undergone.
The Taliban is threatening to kill a 14-year-old Pakistani girl whom it shot for helping other girls go to school -- if she survives a wounding that has made her a hero to many Pakistanis.
In 2009, Malala wrote a blog under a pseudonym about living under Taliban rule for the BBC in the Urdu language -- winning a national peace prize for her efforts.