Two-year-old Falak, who has been battling for life at the AIIMS here, has shown signs of improvement and taken off ventilator on Friday.

Doctors said if she responds positively for another few days, they will be able to conduct another life-saving surgery on her.

“She was put off ventilator at 6 a.m. After checking her blood parameters, we can say that her septicaemia problem might be responding positively to the antibiotics. But she continues to remain critical and stable,” neurosurgeon Dr. Deeepak Agarwal said.

She was brought to the hospital on January 18 with severe head injury, both her arms broken; bite marks all over her body and her cheeks branded with hot iron.

The teenage girl, who brought her there claiming to be her mother, had cited a fall from the bed as the reason for the child’s pathetic state.

Falak has already undergone two life saving surgeries till now.

The doctors had on Thursday stated that the child had developed high chances of multi-organ failure as the organism that has caused infection in the brain are there in the chest and entered the blood.

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