Malala Yousafzai undergoes successful reconstructive surgery


Malala Yousafzai has undergone cranial reconstruction and cochlear implant surgeries in Queen Elizabeth hospital on Saturday. Operation lasted for five hours and doctors have termed the procedure as successful. She is said to have regained consciousness and is in stable condition now.

“Both operations were a success and Malala is now recovering in hospital. 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.” A spokeswoman of Queen Elizabeth hospital said.

Malala Yousafzai was shot in head by Taliban militants while returning from school due to her brave stance against them.  She was flown to United Kingdom in critical condition and is under treatment at Queen Elizabeth hospital since then. Doctors have hoped that she will not require any more surgeries.

Malala Yousafzai required fixing of a tailor-made titanium plate to restore her damaged skull and a cochlear implant to restore hearing impairment in left ear. Norwegian Parliament has recently nominated her for Noble Peace prize.