A sick toddler from Cyprus is flown to Greece after his German hospital refuses to function
A 3-year-old boy from Cyprus has been flown to Greece for emergency surgical procedure after docs in Germany refused to deal with the kid as a result of his dad and mom weren’t vaccinated towards Covid-19.
On Monday it was reported that the boy was awaiting emergency surgical procedure after being flown by air ambulance to Greece over the weekend. The boy, who has not been named, had been hospitalized with a severe coronary heart situation.
Nevertheless, it later emerged that there had been one other complication and that the kid had been identified with viral pneumonia on arrival in Athens. The Cypriot well being ministry’s everlasting secretary Christina Yiannaki mentioned the boy had been admitted to intensive care.
The kid, who’s from a Russian household, had his flight to Frankfurt canceled final week after it emerged that his dad and mom weren’t vaccinated. He had been handled in the identical hospital there final yr.
It was additionally reported that he was turned away by authorities within the UK and Israel; the Cypriot well being authorities usually outsource such operations to specialised well being facilities within the two nations.
His dad and mom had been vaccinated on Thursday, however should wait six weeks earlier than their inoculation information are acknowledged overseas.
Talking to the press, the boy’s father, Alexey Matveev, a Russian nationwide dwelling in Cyprus, highlighted his opposition to being vaccinated, noting that unvaccinated persons are admitted to hospital in Germany.
“I did not know that I needed to be vaccinated for my baby to be operated on in that hospital. If I knew it after all I might have accomplished it … I’m wholesome and didn’t wish to be vaccinated. I discover it inappropriate for somebody who’s wholesome to be vaccinated,” he mentioned.
“That is blackmail and warfare on folks. No, it’s not parental negligence, it’s simply killing my son,” he wrote in a Fb tirade.
Everlasting Secretary Yiannaki disputed Matveev’s feedback, insisting the dad and mom had been knowledgeable concerning the should be vaccinated.
German embassy officers in Nicosia famous that hospitals and nursing houses have the appropriate to limit entry for guests and members of the family, including that “every case needs to be thought of by itself deserves.”
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