New medical team arrives to treat victim in Phuket A Hong Kong girl in hospital in Phuket after surviving the tsunami disaster remained in a critical condition yesterday as a medical team from Bangkok arrived to treat her. Iris Choi Gay-leen, nine, was in an intensive care unit yesterday when two doctors and nurses from the Thai capital arrived to relieve the previous team. Senior doctors from university hospitals have been taking turns to care for the girl in 48-hour shifts. They are also treating a 14-year-old Thai girl who is also in a critical condition. 'We are trying to save every one of the victims' lives,' said Weerawat Yorsaengrat, deputy director of Vachira Phuket Hospital, where the Hong Kong girl is being treated. 'This is for the image of Thailand ... because our prime minister said every effort should be spent on getting everybody who suffered back to their homes as soon as possible,' Dr Weerawat said. Tong Hon-kuan, a Hong Kong Hospital Authority doctor who is monitoring Iris' condition, said the girl's kidney and lung functions had to improve before she could return home. 'It's hard to predict when she can return to Hong Kong,' he said. 'Since she is in good hands, you don't want to take the risk of transporting her.' Dr Tong said when she was ready, the Hong Kong government would arrange her flight home. Iris, who is also a Filipino citizen, and her mother were the only survivors from her family of four when the tsunami hit on December 26. Her father, Choi Chung-huen, 49, and her brother died. Their bodies were sent to the Philippines. She is one of two Hongkongers still being treated in hospitals in Thailand. Four other victims were discharged yesterday. The search for missing people continued in Phuket yesterday, with officers visiting dozens of hotels. Meanwhile, another 31 officers from the government team returned to Hong Kong yesterday. They included 17 police officers, 12 immigration officers and two doctors. The rest of the team of 99 will remain on the island to continue investigations in the hope of turning up new leads in the search for missing persons.