London, UK: Queen Elizabeth doctors on Thursday expressed their satisfaction over the recovery and health of Pakistani teen peace activist Malala Yousafzai.
The peace activist, who shot by Taliban militants, is receiving medical treatment at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham in central England, which has a trauma center specializing in treating severe gunshot wounds, major head injuries and road accident victims. It is also home to the Royal Center for Defense Medicine, the primary receiving unit for military casualties returning from overseas.
”She is walking on daily basis in the hospital,” the doctors said.
”Malala is recovering rapidly,” the doctors said adding that a counselor was also working with the girl, who was attacked by Taliban militants in Swat area of Pakistan.
At the age of 11, Malala began writing a blog under a pseudonym for the BBC about life under the Taliban in Swat. After the military ousted the militants in 2009, she began publicly speaking out about the need for girls’ education. She appeared frequently in the media and was given one of the country’s highest civilian honors for her bravery.
The medical team caring for Malala at Birmingham hospital said in a statement Thursday that she was comfortable and continued to respond well to treatment.
Last Friday, the hospital released the first photographs of Malala since the shooting showing her lying in her hospital bed and said she was able to stand with help and write.