Mercoledì, 17 Ottobre 2018

Sick Italian baby arrives from Cairo for treatment


(ANSA) - Turin, September 7 - A three-month-old Italian boy
suffering from pulmonary fibrosis and hypoxic-ischemic
encephalopathy arrived in Turin on Friday for medical treatment
after being blocked at a Cairo clinic because his parents could
not afford to pay their medical bills.
The Italian foreign ministry intervened to assist the couple
who run a pizzeria in the Red sea resort of Sharm-el-Sheikh.
The baby, Samuele Canova, had been admitted to the American
Hospital in the Egyptian capital, where his parents had already
spent 100,000 euros in treatment.
The hospital authorities reportedly refused to release the
young patient until all the bills had been paid off, but the
family had run out of money.
The baby was flown to Italy by military aircraft and
transferred immediately to the Regina Margherita hospital in
His condition is said to be very serious.

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