Condition too critical
Feni madrasha girl undergoes surgery to ease breathing
The burn injured Feni madrasha student underwent surgery on Tuesday that helped her breathing.
The one-and-a-half-hour surgery started at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) at about 11:30am.
Mohammad Nasir Uddin, assistant professor of Burn and Plastic Surgery Unit at the DMCH, told media about the operation.
"The girl is suffering from breathing problems as her respiratory system was burned," he said adding that her condition is still critical.
Earlier in the morning, Dr Samanta Lal Sen, coordinator of the National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery, informed journalists that madrasha student Nusrat Jahan Rafi’s could not be moved to Singapore as her physical condition is not fit enough to fly for five hours.
After talking to Singapore General Hospital's doctors through videoconference, Dr Sen also said she will be treated at the DMCH for the time being. Decision regarding her treatment abroad would be taken once her condition improves, he added.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed for sending Rafi to Singapore for better treatment.
Rafi was set on fire allegedly by some fellows in the morning of April 6, shortly before the beginning of an examination.
Police said the victim had lodged a complaint against the madrasha principal over sexual harassment on March 17.