Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Saturday, Nov 29, 2003

About Us
Contact Us
National
News: Front Page | National | Southern States | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous |
Advts:
Classifieds | Employment | Obituary |

National Printer Friendly Page   Send this Article to a Friend

From Pakistan, for a healing touch

By Sahana Charan

Bangalore Nov. 28. The goodwill generated by a little girl, Noor Fatima from Lahore, who underwent cardiac surgery at the Narayana Hrudayalaya in Bangalore in July 2003, seems to have encouraged more Pakistanis to come to India for treatment. The heart hospital now has another little visitor from that country, Sadullah, one year and three months old. He was brought on November 26.

The infant has a delicate problem. "The child has been diagnosed as having a condition called transposition of the great arteries. This means that the right ventricle is connected to the pulmonary artery and the left ventricle goes to the aorta, which is the reverse of the normal condition. Due to this, impure blood is circulating in Sadullah's heart and it has also led to the child developing a hole in the heart," Deviprasad Shetty, Chairman, Narayana Hrudayalaya and cardiac surgeon, told The Hindu. Dr. Shetty said this was a rare condition. Now his condition is stable.

Sadullah and his mother, Sabir Basheer, travelled from Sarghoda to Lahore and came to Delhi in the Lahore-Delhi bus. They flew to Bangalore. Since Noor Fatima, two and a half years old, the Narayana Hrudayalaya has received 22 children for treatment of heart disease from Pakistan. A few of them are still here. In all, 62 patients have come to the hospital from Pakistan.

Printer friendly page  
Send this article to Friends by E-Mail

National

News: Front Page | National | Southern States | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous |
Advts:
Classifieds | Employment | Obituary |


News Update


The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Archives | Contacts | Subscription
Group Sites: The Hindu | Business Line | The Sportstar | Frontline | The Hindu eBooks | Home |

Copyright 2003, The Hindu. Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of The Hindu