Doctors agree not to appeal ruling allowing Tafida Raqeeb to fly to Italy for specialist treatment

Doctors agree not to appeal ruling allowing Tafida Raqeeb to fly to Italy for specialist treatment

- in Uk News
141
0

DOCTORS have agreed not to contest a ruling ordering them to keep brain-damaged youngster Tafida Raqeeb alive.

Tafida, five, will fly to Italy for specialist treatment “within days” after her parents won a High Court case.

Tafida Raqeeb will fly to Italy for treatment within days
Collect

Tafida Raqeeb will fly to Italy for treatment ‘within days’[/caption]

The Royal London Hospital had said the little girl, who is in a coma, would never fully recover and her life support machine should be switched off.

But mum and dad Shelina Begum, 38, and Mohammed Raqeeb, 45, whose cause was backed by The Sun, argued she could get better.

And on Thursday judges said they agreed, following the hearing last month.

The hospital said yesterday it would not appeal the decision.

It is seen as a landmark legal ruling for the rights of parents to take seriously-ill children abroad for care in the face of opposition from hospitals.

Solicitor Shelina, of Plaistow, East London, said yesterday: “Tafida will be leaving in the next couple of days.”


The couple’s solicitor Paul Conrathe commented: “This brings to an end a very traumatic and draining legal process.”

But he blasted a lack of legal aid for them as “deeply unfair”.

Shelina is raising money for her girl’s £300,000 treatment at www.gofundme.com/f/save-tafida

Shelina Begum, and Mohammed Raqeeb argued that their daughter could get better if she received treatment
News Group Newspapers Ltd

Shelina Begum and Mohammed Raqeeb argued that their daughter could get better if she received treatment[/caption]

Tafida fell ill after blood vessels in her brain ruptured at home in February
PA:Press Association

Tafida fell ill after blood vessels in her brain ruptured at home in February[/caption]

Tafidas ruling is seen as a landmark legal ruling for the rights of parents to take seriously-ill children abroad for care
Tafida’s ruling is seen as a landmark legal ruling for the rights of parents to take seriously-ill children abroad for care


  • GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL [email protected]

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

You may also like

Christmas post chaos feared as Royal Mail staff vote to strike over festive season

POSTIES have voted to bring havoc to Christmas