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Jules Bianchi returns to France, out of the artificial coma but still critical // An update on the medical condition of Jules

Published by Christine

Jules Bianchi returns to France, out of the artificial coma but still critical
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The Bianchi family have issued a statement with a medical update on Jules Bianchi’s condition, and it’s tentatively positive news. As always with these things, their words are better than mine, so here goes:

“Jules is no longer in the artificial coma in which he was placed shortly after the accident, however he is still unconscious. He is breathing unaided and his vital signs are stable, but his condition is still classified as critical. His treatment now enters a new phase concerned with the improvement of his brain function.

“Jules’ neurological condition remains stable. Although the situation continues to be serious, and may remain so, it was decided that Jules was sufficiently stable to be repatriated to his native France.”

The statement goes on to say he was transferred by air last night to a hospital in Nice, and to thank the staff that have helped him so far, and of course those that continue to do so.