The condition of 4-year-old girl with streptococcus remains critical, Health Minister says

The condition of the 4-year-old girl, who is being treated intubated in the Intensive Care Unit of the Makarios Hospital with Streptococcus A, remains serious and critical, Health Minister Michalis Hadjipandela said on Wednesday. The Minister said that if deemed necessary, the child will be sent abroad for further treatment.

The Health Minister stated that there is ongoing communication with the infectious disease – paediatric intensive care specialist from Israel, in remarks made following the President’s laying of the cornerstone for Phase A of the Athalassa Mental Health Centre, assuring that “if the child needs to go abroad, he will go.”

“The latest update I have on the child is that his condition remains serious and critical,” Hadjipandela said.

Asked if the doctor from Israel is expected back, he said that officials are in contact with him.

It should be noted that the pediatrician who assessed the condition of the 4-year-old girl left for Israel at 23:00 last Monday.