Mercy flight kids in intensive care

2013-12-21 00:00

THE two critically ill Amanzimtoti children flown from Mozambique to Durban on a special flight on Thursday were in a stable condition yesterday.

Tian Fourie (12) and Lianja van Rhyn (8) underwent emergency tracheostomies in Maputo after their respiratory tracts had closed due to severe swelling. They have since been diagnosed as having mumps.

The two children were flown from Maputo on a KZN Emergency Services air ambulance and after landing at King Shaka International Airport were rushed to Nkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital where they are now in intensive care.

According to the hospital’s public relations officer, John Thusi, the two children are in a “stable condition”. He could give no other details.

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