A ray of hope for five child heart patients
August 22, 2012 12:00:00 AM
Five children aged between 4 to 15 years will be travelling to India this Saturday to undergo heart surgeries.
And their treatment will be made possible through a partnership between Vodafone’s ATH Foundation and the Fiji College of General Practitioners' Children's Heart Foundation.
The foundation to date has sent 66 children across to India from 2007 for heart surgeries and had spent a total of $1.37million so far.
The five children going to India are Kartik Sharma(5 years old), Adi Paulini (15 years old), Joseph Mama’O (4 years old), Nidhish Prasad (4 years old) and Sera Liku (12 years old).
The Heart Foundation of Fiji’s Secretary, Gyan Singh said these are children who cannot be treated locally and they facilitate the assistance with the funding from Vodafone ATH foundation.
Four- year-old Nidhish who has already received a partial heart surgery in Fiji. Nidhish is the only child of Naren and Shobna Prasad of Nadawa, Suva.
“He is suffering from a serious heart condition where the heart unable to pump blood to meet the metabolic demands of the body,” said Nidhish’s mother.
By Indrani Krishna
Minister for Youth and Sports, Laisenia Tuitubou (left), and staff of the Ministry of Youth and Sports during the Civil Service Programme at My Suva ...