Malala to receive more surgery
UK: Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban
for campaigning for girls' education, has been temporarily discharged
while she awaits surgery, the British hospital treating her said Friday.
Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, west-central England, said it
was delighted with the 15-year-old's progress and that she would stay
with her family nearby before undergoing reconstructive surgery on her
"Malala Yousafzai was discharged from Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Birmingham as an inpatient yesterday (Thursday) to continue her
rehabilitation at her family's temporary home in the West Midlands," the
hospital said in a statement.
"The 15-year-old, who was shot by the Taliban for campaigning for
girls' education, is well enough to be treated by the hospital as an
outpatient for the next few weeks."
In an attack that shocked the world, Malala was shot in the head by a
Taliban hitman as her school bus made its way through the town of
Mingora in Pakistan's northwestern Swat Valley in October.
The bullet grazed her brain, coming within centimetres of killing
her, travelling through her head and neck before lodging in her left
shoulder. She was airlifted to the specialist Queen Elizabeth Hospital
days after the attack but had to fight off an infection in the path of
the bullet and recover her strength before surgery. "She is still due to
be readmitted in late January or early February to undergo cranial
reconstructive surgery as part of her long-term recovery," the hospital