Master Mohammed Hamdaan aged 1 year has travelled all the way from Karachi to Jayadeva Hospital, Bangalore for his Open Heart Surgery.
He was suffering from Large Heart Defect by birth called Ventricular Septal Defect. His father has small office job in Karachi. Baby was getting recurrent cough, fever, sweating, lots of feeding difficulties and not gaining weight. Paediatricians and Cardiologists have examined him in many hospitals at Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad and they recommended Early Open Heart Surgery. However to operate on such a small child, it is very difficult and carries high risk and expertise is also limited in those hospitals, parents were told.
Parents started searching good heart hospitals in India on Internet. Ultimately they decided to get baby operated at Jayadeva Institute based on its profile of Quality treatment at an affordable cost.
According to Dr.C.N.Manjunath, Director – a month back they had sent all the medical records by Email which was reviewed and it was decided to call the baby for surgery.
A team headed by Prof. P.S. Seetharama Bhat, Dr. Girish Gowda, Dr. Parimala Prasanna Simha and Dr. Jayaranganath operated this baby 7 days ago. Now the child has recovered fully and even their parents celebrated First Year Birthday in the Hospital and will be discharged within 2-3 days time. This is one heart defect, if operated at an appropriate time, will be a cure and has normal life span, said Dr. C.N.Manjunat.