10-APR-2018: Eleven-year-old girl successfully operated under RBSK scheme
Aligarh, April 10: For a long time, parents of 11-year-old Sidra, residents of Kasganj, had their hopes dashed to the ground after consultations by physicians failed to bring any relief to their daughter who was suffering from breathing problems and chest pain leaving her crying for hours at stretch.
She was finally referred to the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC) of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) where a team of cardiothoracic surgeons comprising Prof M H Beg, Dr Mohd Azam Haseen and Dr Ghazanfar Khan operated Sidra under the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) scheme of National Rural Health Mission, which takes care of treatment expenses of children under 18-years of age after she was diagnosed with a hole in her heart (congenital heart disease).
The RBSK scheme was granted to JNMC under the leadership of AMU Vice Chancellor, Prof Tariq Mansoor and Pro Vice Chancellor, Prof Tabassum Shahab.
Sidra has been discharged after recovery and she will no more suffer the unbearable chest pain which used to turn her fingers and feet blue.
Congratulating the team of surgeons for the successful surgery, Prof S C Sharma (Principal, JNMC) said that it is a proud moment for AMU. He added that JNMC is equipped with best cardiac facilities.
After the surgery, Prof M H Beg (Chairperson, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery) said that RBSK is an important step towards achieving ?Health for All? objective of the government. He added that every year, around one lakh children are born with heart defects in India and families of most of these children couldn?t afford the surgery before the RBSK scheme.
Dr Mohd Azam (Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery) informed that more than 10 children have undergone cardiac interventions under the RBSK scheme at JNMC.
Sidra?s treatment at JNMC started with consultations by paediatric cardiologists, Dr Shaad Abqari and Dr Kamran. She underwent an echocardiography before going to surgery.
Dr Bharti Raja, Dr Pawan and Dr Dilshad Nadeem were the surgical residents in the case with Sabir Ali khan and Anwar Rizwi as perfusion team members. Noorrul Ahad, Mohd Yasin and Salman Sabir were the OT staff involved in surgery.
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