Three-month-old Nancy, who has a hole in her heart and required an urgent surgery, was allegedly given February 2024 date by the AIIMS. However, with the intervention of Heart Care Foundation of India, a registered charitable trust, Nancy will now undergo an operation next week at a private hospital.
According to the reports, Nancy had a cough and breathing problems following which she was admitted to Safdarjung hospital where she was diagnosed with large VSD with severe pulmonary artery hypertension.
Safdarjung hospital authorities advised Nancy’s parents to take her to AIIMS for surgery following which they visited the premier hospital mid-October.
Nancy’s father, Ajay Kumar told that Nancy underwent several tests which confirmed that she had a hole in her heart. The doctors at AIIMS suggested for heart surgery and asked parents to deposit Rs 57,000, but them surgery date of 2024.
“They gave us a date for surgery in February 2024, citing long waiting period. We cannot wait for so long as our daughter is in lot of pain,” said Kumar.
The family then approached the HCFI for help. The HCFI team of experts examined the child and agreed that Nancy needed immediate surgery.
The NGO wrote to the AIIMS administration requesting them to expedite the process and give an early date but there was no response. Despite writing several times, the administration did not take any action.
Later on, HCFI sought help from Medanta hospital which agreed to admit the patient.
The surgery would be funded under the HCFI’s initiative Sameer Malik Heart Care Foundation Fund, which assists financially weak people requiring heart surgery.