“The heart of my child beats today for Madam Sushma Swaraj,” said Kamal Siddiqui, father of the four-month-old Pakistani boy, Rohaan, who was successfully treated at a private hospital for heart ailment in Noida on Tuesday.
He also requested the Indian External Minister Sushma Swaraj to open doors for other Pakistani nationalists waiting for medical visas.
Siddiqui said, “I would like to request her to open doors for those Pakistanis who have been waiting for medical visas. It is my humble request.”
The boy underwent a five hours long major heart surgery on July 14 at Jaypee Hospital. The doctors of the hospital have given green signal for the family to return.
According to the statement released by Jaypee Hospital read, “D-transportation of great arteries with abnormal origin of main arteries from opposite chambers with multiple VSD and severe pulmonary hypertension”.
The statement further stated that Rohaan had come to hospital on July 12 and was operated by doctors led by Dr. Rajesh Sharma on July 14.
Sharma talking to the media said, “The boy had a hole in his heart and the aorta, that is on the left side of the heart was coming from the right side. Due to multiple VSD, oxygen less blood was flowing in his body due to which his body was turning pale.”
He added, “He was initially treated with an arterial switch with VSD closure method. After that the baby was put on the ventilator and then tracheostomy was done.”
The Indian external minister offered him a medical visa on humanitarian grounds after the boy’s father brought her attention regarding his son’s poor health conditions.
Siddiqui unable to fetch medical visa on May 24 had tweeted, “Why my bud suffers for medical treatment!! Any answers Sir Sartaaj Azeez or Ma’am Sushma??”
On May 31 Sawaraj had replied, “No. The child will not suffer. Pls contact Indian High Commission in Pakistan. We will give the medical visa.”