1.5-year-old gets free heart surgery: The Tribune India


Tribune press service

Kapurthala, October 4

The National Child Health Program breathed new life into a 1.5-year-old boy, Anmol, as he underwent free heart surgery at Fortis Hospital in Mohali, after being diagnosed with congenital heart disease.

As part of the Punjab government’s health screening program by the health department in schools and angarwadi kendras, the child was identified with major heart problems at the anganwadi kendra of Palahi Gate in Phagwara last month .

Dr Prabhjot Jabbal, who heads the health team that led to the screening of the child, said that when the teams identified the child’s illness, they informed the chief medical officer of the civilian hospital of Phagwara, Dr Lehmbar Ram and civil surgeon Dr Parminder Kaur and after getting the administration approvals immediately, they referred the case to Fortis Mohali.

Under this program, the government of Punjab covers children 0-18 in schools and anganwadi kendras, under which treatment for 30 major illnesses has been provided free of charge to needy children in public or multi-national hospitals. superspecialized as needed. .

After heart surgery, he was recently discharged. A team of doctors from Phagwara remains in contact with Anmol’s father, Prince and mother Jyoti, to ensure the child’s recovery is within medical parameters.


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