Juma Khan

Juma Khan

Congenital Heart Defect
February, 2017

Juma Khan is a young 10 year old boy from Ladakh. He lives with his parents, Abdul Rehman(38), Khatoomi Rehman(35), his 2 brother and a sister. His father is a farmer and his annual income is Rs.50,000/-. This is their only source of income and therefore they are barely able to manage their daily expenses.

Juma loved playing outdoors, but after a while he would complain of chest pain. One day he fainted while playing and was rushed to a Government hospital nearby by his father. After doing an Echocardiography (ECHO test) he was diagnosed with a Congenital Heart Defect. Doctors advised Juma to get a surgery for his deteriorating health and heart condition, but unfortunately his family could not afford the expense of the operation. His father, Abdul went to many NGOs in hope of raising money for his sons operation. He then came across an NGO who advised him to get Juma’s treatment from Fortis Memorial Research Foundation(FMRI). Juma was successfully operated on 7th December 2016 with the support of Fortis Foundation.