October 4, 2019

UK Child's Parents Win Fight to Transport Daughter to Italian Hospital

Tafida Raqeeb
Tafida Raqeeb, a five-year-old girl from the United Kingdom, was recently transported to an Italian hospital after a hard-fought legal battle. Tafida Raqeeb was going to be taken off life support by Barts Health NHS Trust because they believed that action was in the child's best interest. Shelina Begum and Mohammed Raqeeb, Tafida's parents, are relieved that they are allowed to continue to make decisions that protect the life of their child.

Barts Health NHS Trust lawyers stated that the hospital was considering appealing the court's ruling. If this is successful, then the UK will have created a right for doctors to decide when a patient is ready to die. Click here to read more.