THE Foreign Secretary has been urged to help bring a Barrhead dad’s seriously-ill daughter home from Thailand.

On Tuesday, the Barrhead News told how James Geddes flew out to the paradise island of Phuket, where 25-year-old Rebekah Fulton has been receiving treatment after being struck down by a mystery bug.

He is desperate to fly his daughter back to Scotland, so she can receive expert treatment closer to home, and set up a GoFundMe page with a fundraising target of £25,000.

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Now Paul Masterton MP has been in touch with Jeremy Hunt, asking him personally to intervene and help get Rebekah home.

He said: “This is a horrible situation and one any parent dreads. Rebekah is extremely ill and in urgent need of the right medical care, which means we need to get her back to the UK.

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“I have been in touch with the Foreign Office and with the Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt asking for him to personally intervene and help.

“I will do everything I can to help get Rebekah home."

Rebekah, a former pupil at Gleniffer High School, in Paisley, had complained of an ear infection two weeks ago but the extent of her illness only became clear to James last week when the owner of the hostel where she was staying called him to raise the alarm.

Providing an update on Rebekah’s process this morning, James told the Barrhead News that she has undergone extensive testing over the past few days, including multiple blood and urine tests, CT and MRI scans, a lumbar puncture and immunology and has been receiving "very powerful" antibiotics.

He added: “All major testing has so far come back negative, with the exception of her white cell count, which is off the scale, and she is very distressed and confused due to the level of infection.”

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James also called for more help from the British Embassy.

He said: “I called the British Embassy in Bangkok this morning and, after providing information on Rebekah, I was put through to another person who asked me the same questions again.

"Frustratingly, I had to hang up as I was becoming more and more upset.

“I now fear the worst for Rebekah, as her situation will only deteriorate and the medical costs are spiralling.

“I’d like to thank everyone who has helped so far with Rebekah’s situation.”

A spokesperson for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, added: “Our consular staff are in contact with the family of British woman who has been hospitalised in Phuket, Thailand.”

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