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Old 05-02-2013, 09:58
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Before the usual brigade of people enter the thread saying "Why does it matter?", "Why can't she?" etc. my question is a genuine one. Why was the school girl who was shot by the Taliban operated on in a UK hospital? Did she have family ties here?

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Old 05-02-2013, 10:05
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Not sure. Is it possible that she needed a special operation that our Doctors are more successful in? Its like sometimes children from here go over to the States because they have perfected a certain technique that we are not so good at.

I dont think its anything particularly strange.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:07
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The surgical expertise and specialty required was available in this country. Simple.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:08
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Not sure. Is it possible that she needed a special operation that our Doctors are more successful in? Its like sometimes children from here go over to the States because they have perfected a certain technique that we are not so good at.

I dont think its anything particularly strange.
Ah yes that could be it - didn't think of the special expertise that might have been required.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:09
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From a very quick Google it appears that her life was saved by an operation in Pakistan, and then she was brought to a unit at a Birmingham hospital that specialises in treating soldiers who have been shot in action. So the unit would have been chosen because it already specialises in similar injuries.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:25
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From a very quick Google it appears that her life was saved by an operation in Pakistan, and then she was brought to a unit at a Birmingham hospital that specialises in treating soldiers who have been shot in action. So the unit would have been chosen because it already specialises in similar injuries.
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Will she be sent back, however, is another question.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:28
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Was it not deemed to be safer? I think Pakistan has some fantastic military hospitals so treatment probably could have been made over there. I also think it was a good move to bring her over, it created a great story and raised awareness of the issues she was campaigning for.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:29
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Will she be sent back,
Why should she be, so she can be shot again?
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:31
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Anyone know if her treatment is funded by the NHS?

I know that for a lot of cases of non-UK residents being treated at British hospitals, an operation/treatment is paid for either by charity or by that person's government.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:32
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Why should she be, so she can be shot again?
Yes I hope she gets leave to stay. I mean we let any bugger in these days, so a girl who would be in genuine fear for her life back in her own country really should be allowed to hang out with us for a bit.

Anyone know if her treatment is funded by the NHS?

I know that for a lot of cases of non-UK residents being treated at British hospitals, an operation/treatment is paid for either by charity or by that person's government.
Not sure. We may have funded it from the budget for that sort of thing if there was no other money available.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:33
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Why should she be, so she can be shot again?
And you think she's going to be any safer here?

I suspect she will claim Asylum just as this guy has done: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20224176
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:33
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Anyone know if her treatment is funded by the NHS?

I know that for a lot of cases of non-UK residents being treated at British hospitals, an operation/treatment is paid for either by charity or by that person's government.
AFAIK all expenses were to be paid by the Pakistani Government.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:33
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Why should she be, so she can be shot again?
Oh great more drain on our resources, sure give her treatment if need be, but don't see why we should keep on funding immigrants of corrupt governments.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:35
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Thought it was quite amusing when on the news she only thanked those who prayed for her, never mind the NHS, charities, surgeons and well wishers etc

Can't be that smart if she still thinks her 'God' is that great.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:37
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Oh great more drain on our resources, sure give her treatment if need be, but don't see why we should keep on funding immigrants of corrupt governments.
Try using google before showing faux outrage.

She underwent a life-saving operation in Pakistan, but was moved to Birmingham for advanced medical attention from staff who specialise in treating wounded members of the armed forces. The Pakistani government has been paying for her treatment and the upkeep of her family since she arrived in the UK. She was flown from Pakistan in an air ambulance provided by the United Arab Emirates and was visited by Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari in December, when he described her as a "remarkable girl and a credit to Pakistan".
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013...ngham-hospital
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:43
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Before the usual brigade of people enter the thread saying "Why does it matter?", "Why can't she?" etc. my question is a genuine one. Why was the school girl who was shot by the Taliban operated on in a UK hospital? Did she have family ties here?

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I sometimes wonder why Jesus bothered making up that story about the Good Samaritan.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:44
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Thought it was quite amusing when on the news she only thanked those who prayed for her, never mind the NHS, charities, surgeons and well wishers etc

Can't be that smart if she still thinks her 'God' is that great.
Yes what a stupid girl
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:51
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Thought it was quite amusing when on the news she only thanked those who prayed for her, never mind the NHS, charities, surgeons and well wishers etc

Can't be that smart if she still thinks her 'God' is that great.
You must have seen a different interview to me then because in the one I saw she thanked the huge team of people who were 'her parents' while her parents weren't able to be next to her.
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:06
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I sometimes wonder why Jesus bothered making up that story about the Good Samaritan.
So Thatcher could remind everyone about how much money he had?

There sure are some mean spirited people about; I'm glad this country possessed the expertise to be able to help just as we did with that kid who got his arms blown off in the Iraq war.
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:14
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Before the usual brigade of people enter the thread saying "Why does it matter?", "Why can't she?" etc. my question is a genuine one. Why was the school girl who was shot by the Taliban operated on in a UK hospital? Did she have family ties here?

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The guy from the hospital was working/voulteering in Pakistan when it happened and he offered the services of the hospital as they had the expertise to help her.
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:16
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Oh great more drain on our resources, sure give her treatment if need be, but don't see why we should keep on funding immigrants of corrupt governments.
Does this post qualify for the stupidest post of the day award?
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:24
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So Thatcher could remind everyone about how much money he had?

There sure are some mean spirited people about; I'm glad this country possessed the expertise to be able to help just as we did with that kid who got his arms blown off in the Iraq war.
Indeed. SRSLY, if someone who's already been SHOT IN THE HEAD can't get asylum, or even medical treatment here on the grounds of being at risk at home without people moaning about it, then we may as well just give up and let the cockroaches take over, because we really fail at humanity.
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:27
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Indeed. SRSLY, if someone who's already been SHOT IN THE HEAD can't get asylum, or even medical treatment here on the grounds of being at risk at home without people moaning about it, then we may as well just give up and let the cockroaches take over.
I thought the family had said they don't want asylum , but to go back to Pakistan?

Or did I dream that?
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:31
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I thought the family had said they don't want asylum , but to go back to Pakistan?

Or did I dream that?
Oh I hope so. I hope this young girl and her family can live the rest of their lives in safety and without fear.
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:33
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Before the usual brigade of people enter the thread saying "Why does it matter?", "Why can't she?" etc. my question is a genuine one. Why was the school girl who was shot by the Taliban operated on in a UK hospital? Did she have family ties here?

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I don't want anyone to feel I am taking over this thread, but I just want to ask a question, Have you seen her? she was on TV yesterday her courage and love for her 'sisters' in countries like this where girls are prevented an education by the ruling class is an inspiration to us all.
She is (once again) starting to campaign for girls to be allowed to go to school in her own country. After what happened that is quite something. don't you think?
I am Proud that Btitain's NHS was able to help this young hero.
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