Samreen

Samreen

congenital heart defect
February, 2017

Samreen is a young, shy 3 year old girl from Ladakh who lives with her parents, Ibrahim(46) and Sana(37) , her 3 sisters, her paternal grandmother and aunt. Her father takes maths tuition and this is their only source of livelihood. His monthly income varies from Rs. 1000-4000/-.

Unfortunately conditions were such that at the age of 6 months Samreen started falling ill and would get tired with just a little activity. Worried about her health, her parents took her to a Government hospital in Ladakh, where she was diagnosed with Congenital Heart Defect. The doctors told them to wait for the operation as she was too young and in the meanwhile put her on medication. The medication was not effective so her parents had still no respite. Samreen was taken to a number of health camps by her parents, since they hoped for her recovery. The health camp was conducted by a NGO who advised the family to get Samreen’s treatment done from Fortis Memorial Research Institute(FMRI).. She was admitted at FMRI on 5th December 2016 and was successfully operated on 7th December 2016. Her treatment was supported by Fortis Foundation and Being Human Foundation.