Div Com Kashmir visits acid attack survivor at SMHS Hospital

Assures of all possible support in treatment, strict punishment to perpetrators

SRINAGAR: The Divisional Commissioner (Div Com) Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole today morning visited SHMS Hospital to enquire about the treatment and wellbeing of the Acid attack survivor of Srinagar.

On behalf of Lt. Governor, Manoj Sinha, the Div Com assured her parents that all the hospital expenses will be borne by the govt. Besides, the government will strive to get strict punishment awarded to criminals in the shortest possible period.

Pole said that the government will ensure that those involved in the heinous crime of acid attack will be given stringent punishment and maintained that there is no space for such monstrous people in a civilized society.

Div com also met Medical Superintendent and ophthalmologist, Dr Junaid who is treating the victim and enquired about her wellbeing. Div Com was informed that the victim has suffered damage to eyes and the team of ophthalmologists is trying their best to save her eyes.  He was also informed that damage to the skin is minimal and whatever scars remain, it can be cured in plastic surgery after 4 weeks.

Meanwhile, Div com said that the sale of Acid will be regulated so that no one can misuse it for heinous crimes.

Victim likely to be moved to Chennai for eye treatment

By: Sheikh Danish

Srinagar: Four days after facing severe injuries, the Jammu and Kashmir government is planning to shift the acid attack survivor from Srinagar to Chennai hospital for eye treatment.

Official sources told KNO that the administration on the advice of doctors has decided to shift the acid attack victim to Chennai hospital for specialized treatment.

The 24-year-old acid attack survivor has suffered severe burn injuries while the doctors have said that she is unlikely to regain her eyesight as the cornea of her eye has got damaged.

Sources said that the deliberations with the Chennai’s prominent doctors are going on and the decision to shift her would be announced very shortly.

Pertinently, the 24-year-old girl has been undergoing treatment at Srinagar’s SMHS hospital since February 01 evening, the day when she was attacked with acid. As per the reports, the government has said that the medical treatment, legal aid and future rehabilitation of the Srinagar acid attack victim are covered under the Nirbhaya Fund.

The district administration Srinagar has provided Rs one lakh as immediate assistance to the victim while Srinagar Mayor, Junaid Azim Mattu has provided his one month salary to the victim.

Moreover, the government has announced all possible assistance to the victim while a political party led by former minister Syed Altaf Bukhari has said that he was ready to bear all the medical expenses of the girl.

Police, has already arrested three accused persons involved in the act and has assured that strict action will be taken against the culprits.

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