A four-month old infant from Pakistan, Rohaan, who was brought to India for medical treatment, backed by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, successfully underwent a heart surgery at Jaypee Hospital in Noida. His father, Kanwal Sadiq, who was elated at the outcome of the surgery, took the opportunity to thank Sushma Swaraj for lending a helping hand to the family for obtaining their visa to fly to India.
A Twitter user, Ken Sid, addressed Sushmaji that his child is suffering a lot due to the delay in the visa process.
Then Sushma Swaraj came to rescue:
Rohaan and his parents arrived in India on June 13, following which he was taken to Jaypee Hospital.
And as promised, he was granted the medical visa immediately.
After a preliminary investigation in Pakistan, it was discovered that there is a hole in Rohaan’s heart along with the problem with the heart’s nerves. The treatment for such a major disease could not be available in Pakistan or other small hospital without inadequate facility or infrastructure. Therefore, the family was referred to Jaypee Hospital from where the infant was treated.
“India was like home. I want to share my joy with the entire world. She (EAM Swaraj) is fantastic. Hope others awaiting their turn are helped too,” Kanwal said.
The doctor, who performed the surgery, said, the child was perceived like any other patient, with no heed given to his nationality. “He was critical and had multiple VSDs. We were worried before the operation. It was only after a month that we discharged him. He is doing well. His parents had placed their trust in us,” he said.