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British baby who was given citizenship by Italy to receive treatment dies

The eight-month-old British baby with a disease considered incurable and who was granted citizenship by Italy so she could receive treatment has died, the child’s father announced Monday.

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni mourned the death of the British baby to whom Italy had granted citizenship so she could receive treatment she had been denied in Britain.

“We did everything we could. Everything possible. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough. ‘Good riddance’ Indi”Meloni wrote on social media on Monday, associating a photo of the baby with the text.

Indi Gregory’s father, Dean Gregory, announced the death of his eight-month-old daughter on Monday after the life support machine she was connected to was disconnected.

The child suffered from mitochondrial pathology, a genetic, often hereditary and chronic condition that occurs when the mitochondria fail to produce enough energy to keep the body functioning properly.

Meloni’s government rushed to grant Indi Gregory Italian nationality on Monday after a London court rejected a request from her parents to be allowed to travel to Italy for medical treatment.

“Indi Gregory is no longer here. It is news that we did not want to read. The Italian government has done everything to offer us to treat her in our country, unfortunately without success. Let us pray for her. A sincere hug for her parents.”wrote Vice President Matteo Salvini on the social network Instagram.

On Sunday, Pope Francis joined the Gregory family in prayer, the Vatican said in a statement.

According to the organization Christian Concern – which supported Indi’s parents with legal issues – doctors ‘switched off the machine that kept Indi alive’.

The child was in Nottingham Hospital and later transferred to a center for terminally ill patients in England.

The parents could not convince the British judges – to revoke the decision to withdraw treatment (life support machine) – and the will of the parents who tried to transfer Indi to a hospital in Rome also failed.

The court ruled that the trip to Italy “would not be better for the child”.

Author: DN/Lusa

Source: DN

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