30 Iraqi children with congenital heart disease operated on at Delhi hospital – the New Indian Express

Through PTI

NEW DELHI: Thirty Iraqi children with congenital heart disease, whose surgeries have been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, have been operated on at a private facility here, according to a hospital statement.

Max Healthcare, together with the Iraqi health ministry, performed these surgeries, he said, adding that more such surgeries are planned in the next 10 days.

Speaking about the state of health of these children, Dr Kulbhushan Singh Dagar, senior director, chief surgeon and head of neonatal and congenital heart surgeries, at Max Super Specialty Hospital in Saket, said the pandemic situation has delayed their access to treatment at the right time, which complicates the situation.

“The delay in the arrival of these children due to travel restrictions during the pandemic led to their deterioration in health due to the increase in co-morbidities. They required urgent surgery and made postoperative management. more difficult, ”he said.

“We have already operated on over two dozen Iraqi children so far and they are doing well after the surgery. Some of them have also returned to their countries. Over the next 10 days we will perform more. corrective surgeries, ”he added.