The parents of Indi Gregory are reportedly set to move their critically ill baby girl to an Italian hospital ‘in a matter of hours’.
Eight-month old Indi will be transferred to the Bambino Gesù Hospital, which has agreed to treat her illness, after the Italian government intervened and granted her citizenship.
Her parents wanted her to be treated in Rome rather than stay in Britain where doctors were poised to end her life-saving treatment, but the High Court in London blocked the move.
However she can now be transferred after an urgent cabinet meeting took place chaired by Italy‘s prime minister Giorgia Meloni.
Indi, who has mitochondrial disease, a genetic condition that saps energy, will now be moved ‘in a matter of hours,’ according to The Mirror.
The Bambino Gesù Hospital had said it was ‘ready’ to accept Indi for treatment, with doctors and medical teams on standby.
Indi Gregory’s parents have lost legal fights in London to continue treatment for their baby
Indi pictured at her christening alongside her parents Claire Staniforth and Dean Gregory
Senator Antonella Zedda, for Ms Meloni’s Right-wing Brothers of Italy party, earlier said: ‘The government’s decision to grant Italian citizenship to little Indi Gregory, the eight-month-old British baby suffering from a serious mitochondrial pathology, fills our hearts and confirms the great sensitivity of the executive for the life and defence of the most fragile.
‘Now, as an Italian citizen, little Indi has the possibility of being transferred to Italy, where she is ready to be welcomed by the Bambino Gesù hospital in Rome, which has already offered her availability.
‘This decision opens a glimmer of hope and is part of the tradition of great humanity that our nation boasts. Come on little Indi, all of Italy is rooting for you.’
Little Indi Gregory has mitochondrial disease, a condition that saps energy
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