Badrul Alam, the leader of BCL SUST unit, severely injured Khadiza in an attack on October 3. She was taken to Square Hospital on October 6, where she has been receiving medical attention ever since.
In front of a number of national media agencies, in a press briefing at the hospital reception, she said: “Please, pray for me, so that I can get well soon.”
She was then taken back to her cabin.
In the press briefing, the Director (Medical services) of the hospital, Mirza Nazim Uddin said that they had officially discharged the girl and she would be released once formalities had been completed.
Mirza further cited Khadiza’s case as evidence that medical facilities in the country were improvng. He said: “They had ensured her proper treatment here. All she needs is to go under advanced rehabilitation treatment so that she can get back to her normal life.”
Khadiza had to undergo at least four major operations – Decompression Surgery, multiple flexor tendon repair of her right hand, Cranioplasty, and repair of tendons of her left hand.
According to the director, while she has regained full consciousness and her muscles are functioning, she requires rehabilitation to regain motor function. Even if Khadiza is fit to be discharged, the doctors are going to keep her at the hospital until the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP) ensures a bed for her, he added.