Doctors to place titanium plate in Pakistan’s education girl Malala’s skull
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom (4E) – Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who had been shot by Taliban for campaigning for girls’ education, is to get a titanium plate inside her skull, said surgeons, who are treating her at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
The doctors said that the operation is planned to repair a hole that was left due to the Taliban attack on 15-year-old’s brain. The surgery is likely to be performed within next 10 days.
“This is, very simply speaking, putting a custom-made titanium plate over the deficit in her skull, primarily to offer physical protection to her brain in the same way as a normal skull would,” the hospital’s medical Director Dave Rosser said.
Last October, Malala became an international figure when Taliban militants shot her while she was traveling on a bus to school in Pakistan’s Swat Valley for her drive to help provide education to every girl and woman in her region.
The Taliban gunman fired the bullet from a very close range that hit her brain, traveled through her head and neck before settling on her left shoulder – a shot that left her deaf. To treat her deafness, doctors are also planning to insert an electronic device into her ear to revive her hearing within 18 months.