Tortured Karen girl to undergo surgery
The 12-year-old Karen girl who suffered extreme abuse at the hands of a Thai couple for five years in Kamphaeng Phet was Wednesday taken to Bangkok's Ramathibodi Hospital, where she will be admitted for surgery in a week.
The girl, accompanied by PM's Office spokesman Tossaporn Serirak, met with hospital director Dr Surasak Ripileelaudom and cosmetic surgeon Dr Athi Kreuwit for an evaluation. Tossaporn said the government and the hospital would cover the girl's medical bills until she made a full recovery.
Athi said the examination found scarring all over the girl's body. She is unable to raise her left arm because of fascia between her armpit and chest, so she will undergo a four-hour operation to treat the problem, after which she will rest at the hospital for another one or two weeks.