Indian-origin teen who died fighting health service named in UK

Updated: Sep 23 2023 5:37PM

London, Sep 23 (PTI) An Indian-origin teenager, who died from a rare disease while in a legal fight with a National Health Service (NHS) trust in the UK to allow her to travel abroad for an experimental trial that she hoped could prolong her life chances, has been named for the first time after court restrictions were lifted.

Sudiksha Thirumalesh, 19, suffered from a rare mitochondrial disorder and was fighting against being moved to end-of-life palliative care when she died following a cardiac arrest last week.

Her family sought a Court of Protection order on Friday which allowed them to share her name publicly for the first time.