The daughter of the Tamil family from Biloela has had to be evacuated from Christmas Island with a suspected blood infection.
Three-year-old Tharnicaa was unwell for two weeks, with reports authorities on the Island were treating her with medications such as Nurofen.
After 12 days of sickness turned into several days of vomiting and dizziness, a medical evacuation was finally ordered when the little girl’s temperature soared above 40 degrees.
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She was flown from Christmas Island to Perth yesterday and taken to Perth Children’s Hospital.
Her mother Priya was able to go with her, but her father Nades and older sister Kopika remain on Christmas Island, where the family has been detained since 2019.
A friend of the family, Angela Fredericks, spoke to The Today Show this morning and says it’s been a very traumatic few days for the family.