Sowmya, 1 Yr, Heart Problem, BangaruPalyam, Chittoor, AP

Updates :

27-11-2009: We supported Sowmya’s father to buy an old Sewing machine.

Expenses: Rs. 1800

Volunteer: Sanjay Kora

22-09-2009: The baby (1yr 3months) underwent OHS at Narayana Hrudayalaya 6 weeks back. She came for check up today. She is doing well.

Expenses: Rs. 1409

05-08-2009: Baby is discharged today. She is doing good now and has to visit Narayana Hrudayalaya after 6 weeks. Till that time,she has to take medicines.

Total Expenses till now:

Txn Date Txn Details Amount (in Rs.)
10/7/2009 Travelling Expenses+Consultation Fee 850
13/07/09 Blood Test+ Admission Charges 5200
13/07/09 Food Expenses 250
13/07/09 Caution Deposit 500
15/07/09 Operation Expenses 35000
16/07/09 Baby Oil+Powder+Soap 232
17/07/09 Food Expenses 300
19/07/09 Pampers 120
25/07/09 Accommodation Expenses 1000
31/07/09 Lactogen 158
1/8/2009 Baby Diapers 70
5/8/2009 Medicines 102
5/8/2009 Accommodation Bill 1060
Total 44842



25-07-2009: we visited Narayana Hrudayalaya handed over Rs.1000 to her parents towards accommodation expenses.

Baby is doing well and might takes two days to move to general ward from ICU

Volunteer: Khaja Sharief

11-07-2009: we have visited to Narayana Hrudayalaya along with the kid. The doctors agreed to operate for the case.


Case in a nutshell :

The baby has two problems:

1.Transpostion of great arteries (that is the pipes carrying pure blood and impure blood got interchanged)

2. Also, hole in the heart

So, the case is very critical. Generally the baby has to be operated at 3 months old only but It is one year for the baby now. The weight is 4kg which is less when compared to normal 1 year baby (10kgs is what they should be).

I gave brief introduction about our group as soon as I met the doctor. Indeed, the doctor asked his co doctor to do the ECHO test (1K) for free without the administrative hassles. Doctors don’t have power to talk to administration to waive off the fees. So, they spoke to each other and done echo test at free of cost. I am really impressed with the way Mr. Devi shetty has laid the principles of the hospital. The mantra in Narayana Hrudayalaya is never to reject a case. All the cases have to be operated and Narayana Hrudayalaya is the one of the best and affordable hospitals in India. And any failure, they will have status meeting. The hospital is clearly not money minded and I can tell you that.

We went to surgeon who does a second opinion. Even he was interested in our work and requested Narayana Hrudayalaya authorities to reduce the operation cost and also referred us personally to the Charity trust at Narayana Hrudayalaya. With the surgeon's help, the operation cost was reduced from 1,80,000 to 1,40,000. We also got approval from NH charity for 1lakh. We will be paying 40K from our pocket. Even the surgeon helped us in joining the baby immediately with the blood reports which is usually not the case. He took personal interest and he said he will take personal interest for any cases that I refer in future too. The baby is admitted now and we are waiting for operation date.

Kudos to Pavan Pyda for talking to charity trust and getting the things done. Indeed, he was with the kid till 2 PM keeping aside his official commitments. Not many can do that.

We are waiting for the date of operation and hope everything goes well.

Volunteers: Anil BVN and Pavan Pyda

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