LONDON – Malala Yousufzai, a schoolgirl who was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman, has undergone successful surgery, it was revealed on Sunday.
Doctors at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham have confirmed that Malala Yousafzai, 15, underwent cranial reconstruction and cochlear implantation procedures on Saturday, reported Daily Mail.A hospital spokeswoman said Malala’s medical team was ‘very pleased’ with her progress following the operations, which lasted for around five hours. Commenting on the surgery, the spokeswoman said: ‘Both operations were a success and Malala is now recovering. ‘Her condition is described as stable and her medical team is very pleased with the progress she has made so far.
She is awake and talking to staff and members of her family.’Malala has been receiving treatment at the hospital since she was flown to Britain last October after being shot in Swat Valley for promoting women’s rights.