Medical experts say Aarifa Karim's case not 'hopeless'

Published: January 3, 2012
Aarifa Karim Randhawa is still in critical condition at the CMH in Lahore.

Aarifa Karim Randhawa is still in critical condition at the CMH in Lahore.

FAISALABAD: Professor Dr Azhar Hussain, a neurosurgeon at the King Edwards Medical University, Lahore after examining Aarifa Karim Randhawa at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Lahore has opined that “this was not a hopeless case.”  

This was revealed by Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Amjad Karim Randhawa, father of Aarifa, on Tuesday night. Randhawa quoted Dr Hussain as saying “we believe that we can be successful in activating her cerebral activity.”

A joint team of medical experts of CMH Lahore had already prepared a comprehensive report pertaining to the health status of child prodigy, Aarifa Karim Randhawa who is under care at an intensive care unit of CMH since December 22, 2011.

Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani too has sent his representative, Dr Muhammad Iftikhar, who has joined the medical experts at the CMH Lahore to assure best possible medical care is provided for Randhawa. Dr Iftikhar has assured on behalf of the federal government that it would provide medical assistance for the survival of Aarifa Karim anywhere in the word as per advice and suggestions of the resident medical team.

Lt Col Randhawa said that samples from Aarifa, including scans of her brain have been mailed to renowned medical experts in Australia and other countries.

“I have been constantly receiving a flood of calls from abroad as well as within Pakistan inquiring after the health of Aarifa”, Lt Col Randhawa said.

“A number of medical experts of all the leading developed countries are also in touch with me as well as the doctors of CMH and are providing vital assistance for her survival”.

Randhawa said that while doctors had given up hope at one point, there was renewed belief that Aarifa could be saved. “Now we believe that a miracle will take place for the survival of Aarifa Karim”.

Aarifa Karim Randhawa was rushed to the CMH Lahore after she suffered a cardiac arrest on December 22, 2011.

She is the youngest ever Microsoft certified professional in the world.

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Reader Comments (32)

  • Fahad Raza
    Jan 3, 2012 - 11:09PM

    O Thank God Thank God Thank God.!!! Alhamdulillaha!


  • Rana Asim Wajid
    Jan 3, 2012 - 11:17PM

    Alhamdulillaha! God is truly great


  • k.zafar
    Jan 3, 2012 - 11:20PM

    May Allah bless her with good health soon, ameen


  • Saim Baig
    Jan 3, 2012 - 11:22PM

    May ALLAH bless her with a speedy recovery & a blessed life!!!


  • Romm
    Jan 3, 2012 - 11:23PM

    we r praying for our National asset.


  • Sane
    Jan 4, 2012 - 12:21AM

    I have a dream that every son and daughter of this soil is given such a care by docs, government and the people……


  • Max
    Jan 4, 2012 - 1:10AM

    Nice to hear that. Just hang in Kiddo, you will make it.


  • Concerned
    Jan 4, 2012 - 1:25AM

    O Allah, Save her! Give her the same health, the same mind.


  • Jan 4, 2012 - 1:28AM

    Please to hear that !


  • sigh
    Jan 4, 2012 - 1:29AM

    praying for the sweet little girl. may Allah bless her with a speedy recovery, good health and a long life. my thoughts and prayers are with Aarfa and her family.


  • Hamid
    Jan 4, 2012 - 1:32AM

    Alhumdulillah. Inshaa Allah she will be fine. Inshaa Allah.


    Jan 4, 2012 - 4:49AM

    I am happy today! Million thanks to Allah.
    P.S. I was born in CMH Lahore over four decades ago, I know they are excellent doctors!


  • Jan 4, 2012 - 4:54AM

    Inshallah, Allah will give here a good health and she get well soon, Allah is great his mercy and blessing upon you.


  • enu
    Jan 4, 2012 - 7:01AM

    Arfa, you have inspired and charmed so many including me. amaze us yet again and recover soon. we are all praying for you.


  • Ignorant Rationalist
    Jan 4, 2012 - 9:01AM

    what if aarifa was not lucky to be a child prodigy? Would she receive as much attention and as exquisite health care?


  • Truth From Pakistan
    Jan 4, 2012 - 9:07AM



  • ARF
    Jan 4, 2012 - 9:25AM

    Great news – may Allah restore her health back to her soon Ameen.


  • MAD
    Jan 4, 2012 - 11:25AM

    @Ignorant Rationalist:

    Your point is taken. but was it really neccesary


  • Jan 4, 2012 - 11:32AM

    Seattle Area has very good Hospitals. I suggest Microsoft should be contacted to help find the right hospital. Pakistani employeees of Microsoft should also approach authorities.
    I was saddened to learn about this talented child. Our prayers are with her and the family


  • Wazirabadi
    Jan 4, 2012 - 12:52PM

    We all pray for her life and May Allah (SWT) bless her with complete and quick recovery. She is our nation’s pride and we all hope our prayers will be answered. Insha Allah


  • maz3tt
    Jan 4, 2012 - 12:59PM

    great news , may Allah Take her to full recovery


  • hassan
    Jan 4, 2012 - 1:39PM

    May Allah Give her good health very soon Insha Allah


  • پہادر اياز
    Jan 4, 2012 - 2:20PM

    May Allah bless her….


  • Pakistani
    Jan 4, 2012 - 2:35PM

    May ALLAH bless her.


  • Pakistani
    Jan 4, 2012 - 3:04PM

    She will be fine Inshallah…our prayers are with you


  • waqar janwari
    Jan 4, 2012 - 3:48PM

    she will be alright inshallah.Recommend

  • Aamir
    Jan 4, 2012 - 10:09PM

    Alhumdulillah. Inshaa Allah she will be fine soon


  • Ignorant Rationalist
    Jan 5, 2012 - 8:13AM

    @Mad: Why do you think it was not necessary? My philosophy is to criticize trends, criticize people, criticize behaviors. So of course it was necessary to question. Question such benevolence being bestowed upon a child, which if impartial is an amazing thing, that happens to be a child prodigy and hence is receiving nepotistic favors.


  • waq
    Jan 5, 2012 - 6:14PM

    ALLAHA shafa ata farmai..Ameen


  • Jan 5, 2012 - 11:41PM

    Allah bless u my sweet sister…
    My prayers are always with you
    InshaAllah u will be fine soon….


  • Adnan
    Jan 7, 2012 - 6:07PM

    @Ignorant Rationalist:



  • Naseem Minhas
    Jan 17, 2012 - 1:28AM

    May Allah grant you highest place in Janah
    and you will be living for ever in the hearts to every human
    how know about you. I just knew you after you are gone away.


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