Acid survivor treated by Safdarjung

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NEW DELHI: The Delhi high court on Monday directed Safdarjung Hospital to conduct a corrective surgery on a 21-year-old acid attack survivor.

Justice Vibhu Bakhru asked the medical superintendent of the hospital to ensure that the girl gets the required treatment, including corrective surgery.

In August last year, the girl was attacked in east Delhi by a duo on a motorcycle while she was returning home.

HC asked Safdarjung Hospital to go ahead with surgery after it was informed by the Delhi government that such corrective plastic surgery is carried out at Lok Nayak, Safdarjung and Ram Manohar Lohia hospitals.

HC had asked the city government to inform which of its hospitals are capable of performing the surgery so that the victim need not pay a high cost. The acid attack survivor said that while she had been provided Rs 5 lakh as compensation, the amount is insufficient to meet the cost of her surgery at private hospitals.

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