DOCTORS have agreed not to contest a ruling ordering them to keep brain-damaged youngster Tafida Raqeeb alive.
Tafida Raqeeb will fly to Italy for treatment ‘within days’[/caption]
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.”
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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[/caption]
Tafida fell ill after blood vessels in her brain ruptured at home in February[/caption]
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