Loujain Hussain Image Credit: Courtesy: Family

Abu Dhabi: While Loujain Hussain's initial emergency treatment was covered by the Shaikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), her family has revealed their concern over rising medical costs, now that she has returned home.

"According to her doctors, Loujain is now an outpatient, so all future treatments have to be covered by my parents," Mahran Hussain, 22, her older brother, told Gulf News.

"But we are grateful for SKMC's treatment of her, including covering her medical bills before being discharged," he added. The 11 year old Iranian was discharged from the hospital last Thursday.

Loujain was admitted to the hospital nearly a month ago suffering from severe injuries.

She, along with several friends, were allegedly attacked by a group of Grade 4 pupils during recess at the Al Ma'ali International Private School after a minor altercation turned violent.

Still in class

According to sources in the school, the four boys are still attending classes and have been seen in the playground.

Soon after being admitted, Doctors performed emergency neurosurgery and placed her under a medically-induced coma until they deemed that Loujain was fit enough to have her anaesthesia dosage reduced.

"We are very relieved to have her back home, but are worried because she has some persisting injuries, such as the inability to see properly from her left eye," said Maha Abdul Kader, Loujain's mother.

"Hopefully, we will be able to get more information from her doctors about this condition and how we can treat it when she goes for a check up in the coming days…we are also in the process of seeking out other medical opinions regarding her condition," she added.

Her father Hussain Abdullah revealed that their concerns are stemming from the fact that Loujain's insurance has expired.