The British High Court has ruled against doctors’ decision in London to remove the life span. Mother: Thank you Italy. Gaslini Director: We’ll take the little girl to London. Our philosophy is to take care of all the children.
It was doctors at the ‘Royal London Ospital’ who, after consultations, had decided to have their youngest patient remove the plug that kept them alive, as they believed the baby had no hope. Following the child’s parents ‘lawsuit, British High Court Judge Alastair MacDonald has chosen to overturn the doctors’ decision: We must continue to treat children with treatments that can keep them alive.
Alastair MacDonald has accepted the child’s parents’ appeal against ‘Barts Health’, which runs a hospital in the British capital where the five-year-old girl has been in serious condition since February and is being kept alive through equipment. The court’s sentiment opened the door to the transfer to the small patient to Genoa, a transfer requested by parents and that treatment was accepted free of charge by Italian doctors.
“The girl’s mom wrote me an email asking me to welcome their child to give her hope – explains Paolo Petralia, general manager of the Ligurian institute – The ladies used the right words, welcome and care. We went to London to visit Tafida, we studied her case and finally decided to take care of her. We think that “taking care” is a method that can improve the effects of therapies.
Tafida was hospitalized urgently on February 9 when a vein blew into her head due to a malformation. After an emergency intervention at Kings College Hospital, the child was transferred to ‘London Royal’ and has since lived in a state of minimal consciousness attached to a respirator.
For Katie Gallop, an attorney at Royal London Hospital, ‘the girl has no hope of recovery and it would be inhumane to continue treatment. Even if 10-20 years in its terms are an acceptable price, 20 years of suffering may not be acceptable. “
She feels my presence
Diametrically opposed to the London hospital’s thinking was Shelina Begum, 39-year-old Tafida’s mother: My daughter is not dying, she is not suffering, she is not suffering, she is stable, she only needs time and now she feels my presence.
Tafida will not arrive in Italy very soon. Indeed, the hospital in London still has 21 days to appeal the decision and transfer will only be possible afterwards. “After that we will go and take Tafida to London to take her to Italy,” Petralia said. We will put him in an intensive care unit. There are often extreme decisions by doctors, but there are also judges who give hope. Tafida can live. ”