Sick British boy to receive treatment in Prague after leaving Spain

A British boy with a brain tumour, whose parents were briefly arrested in Spain when seeking alternative care, will receive treatment in Prague, a Czech clinic said on Monday.

Reuters| Updated: Sep 08, 2014, 16:19 PM IST

Prague: A British boy with a brain tumour, whose parents were briefly arrested in Spain when seeking alternative care, will receive treatment in Prague, a Czech clinic said on Monday.

Ashya King`s parents took him from a hospital in southern England against medical advice at the end of September and left the country, triggering a two-day international manhunt that was widely condemned by British media.

The couple were detained in Spain, separated from their five-year-old son then released days later by a Spanish judge. They said they wanted to take him to hospital in Prague that offered radiological therapy.

Medics said Ashya would be admitted to Prague`s Motol Hospital, one of the EU member country`s top health facilities, then treated at the newly built Proton Therapy Center (PTC)across town.

"He will be admitted to Motol Hospital to undergo examinations," a PTC spokeswoman said. 

She added the boy`s father would meet doctors at the PTC on Monday afternoon to discuss the treatment.

The centre specialises in a type of radiological cancer treatment used for certain types of tumours, which doctors there say has fewer undesirable side effects than some other treatments.