Music therapy for Pipli gang rape victim

Bhubaneswar: With super specialist doctors treating dalit rape victim of Pipili were sceptical about her complete recovery due to part functioning of her brain, authorities of SCB Medical College Hospital in Cuttack on Friday decided to try music therapy for her cure.

"After consultations with Dr Bhabani Shankar Das, former director of National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (Nimhans) and super specialists in AIIMS, Delhi, we have decided to take help of the music therapy in order to bring back normalcy in the victim," hospital superintendent D N Mohapatra told PTI.

Claiming that treatment given to the 19-year-old girl had been appreciated by experts of AIIMS, Delhi, the hospital superintendent said a senior doctor from VSS Medical College Hospital in Burla, has been hired to start music therapy.

As the girl, according to her parents, was fond of music while active, the 13-member super specialist team of the SCB Medical College Hospital in Cuttack, decided to try the music therapy.

"We hope the girl will respond to the new method of treatment," the superintendent said. Among the choices made for the treatment of the girl, the hospital authorities have decided to play devotional songs dedicated to Lord Jagannath and Lord Shiv in slow pitch, they said adding they were hopeful of the girl`s recovery.

"Besides, voices of her parents and close relatives will also be played to activate her brain cells which remained dormant for some days," he said. more