Tafida Raqeeb: Parents Bid to Get Daughter Treated in Italy

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(BBC News) – The parents of a five-year-old girl in a coma have begun a legal challenge after doctors said it was in her best interests to be allowed to die.

Royal London Hospital doctors have said there is no hope Tafida Raqeeb will recover from the traumatic brain injury she suffered in February.

But clinicians at a hospital in Genoa, Italy, have offered Tafida treatment.

On Tuesday her parents asked a High Court judge to force the Royal London to let her travel abroad.

A spokesman for Barts Health NHS Trust, which runs the hospital, said that its clinicians and independent medical experts had found “further invasive medical treatment is futile”. CONTINUE