Taliban shooting victim Malala is discharged from hospital just FIVE days after having a double operation to repair her skull
15-year-old was fitted with titanium plate to repair skull shattered by bulletAlso fitted with cochlear implant to help her recover hearing in left ear Medical team decided she was well enough to be discharged yesterdayWill now continue rehab at home and visit hospital an an outpatient

By
Anna Hodgekiss

PUBLISHED:

16:29 GMT, 8 February 2013

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UPDATED:

17:10 GMT, 8 February 2013

Malala Yousufzai, the schoolgirl shot by the Taliban, has been discharged from hospital just five days after having a double operation to repair her skull shattered by the bullet.

The schoolgirl was gunned down after she spoke out against the regime and called for better education for women in Pakistan.

The 15-year-old was fitted with a titanium plate to repair her skull and a cochlear implant to help her recover the hearing in her left ear last weekend.

Malala Yousufzai has been discharged from hospital just five days after having a double operation to repair her skull which was shattered by a Taliban bullet

Malala Yousufzai has been discharged from hospital just five days after having a double operation to repair her skull which was shattered by a Taliban bullet

The surgery, at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, took five hours before she spent two nights in a critical care unit.

Malala was flown to the UK last October after a Taliban assassin shot her in the head after storming onto her school bus as she travelled to class.

Incredibly, she survived and was admitted to Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital – which usually treats soldiers shot or blown up on the battle field.

The hospital has now confirmed she
has been discharged from hospital and is recovering with her father
Ziauddin, 42, mum Toorpekai, 40, and brothers Khushal, 12, and
eight-year-old Atul at a safe house in Birmingham.

A
hospital spokesman said: 'Malala has been discharged from the Queen
Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham after making a good recovery from her
surgery last weekend.

The 15-year-old was fitted with a titanium plate to repair her skull during surgery at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham last weekend

The 15-year-old was fitted with a titanium plate to repair her skull during surgery at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham last weekend

Malala had a custom-made titanium plate to repair a hole in her skull. She will now continue her rehabilitation at her familys temporary home in Birmingham and will visit the hospital for outpatient appointments

Malala had a custom-made titanium plate to repair a hole in her skull. She will now continue her rehabilitation at her familys temporary home in
Birmingham and will visit the hospital for outpatient appointments

'Her medical team decided she was well enough to be discharged as an inpatient on Thursday.

'She will now continue her rehabilitation at her family’s temporary home in Birmingham and will visit the hospital occasionally for outpatient appointments.'

Despite being top of the Taliban’s hit-list, Malala vowed never to give up her fight for greater equality in Pakistan.

Just days after her operation she was
filmed sitting up in bed talking about her operation and vowed to
continue her fight for greater women’s rights.

Speaking shortly after her pioneering operation, the heroic teenager announced the launch of a new Malala Fund to help all children get an education. She said: 'I want every girl, every child to be educated.'