London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), which will be treating the terminally ill child Charlie Gard, has accused the US physician who offered to treat him of bringing false expectation to the infant’s parents.
In a statement the hospital expressed surprise he had been supplying.
Yesterday, Chris Gard and Connie Yates gave up their fight to take Charlie to the US to be treated with Dr. Michio Hirano, a professor of neurology at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York.
Hirano stated a treatment called nucleoside bypass therapy (NBT) needed a little likelihood of bringing about considerable progress in Charlie’s form of mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome.
“After the hospital was advised that the Professor had fresh lab findings inducing him to believe NBT are more favorable to Charlie than he had previously opined, GOSH’s expectation for Charlie and his parents had been that that optimism could be verified,” explained the GOSH statement.
“It was, hence, with increasing surprise and disappointment which the hospital reacted to this Professor’s fresh evidence to the Court.”
Hirano’s UK attorney did not respond to the request of CNN for comment.
In the latest salvo in the controversial struggle that pitted this hospital’s authority within the rights of their parents, GOSH also accused Hirano of not needing read Charlie’s medical or court documents.
“About 13 July he said that not only had he not visited the hospital to test Charlie but in addition, he hadn’t read Charlie’s contemporaneous medical documents or viewed Charlie’s mind imaging or read each of the second opinions about Charlie’s state … or read the Judge’s conclusion left on 11 April,” the hospital said.
“Further, GOSH was anxious to hear the Professor condition, for the very first time, although in the witness box, that he keeps a financial interest in some of those NBT chemicals he suggested prescribing for Charlie. The data gained since 13 July gives no explanation for optimism. Rather, it confirms that although NBT may assist others in the future, it cannot and couldn’t have helped Charlie.