Congenital Heart Defect
February, 2017

It was heartwarming to see Sarukh smile when he was shifted to the patient room from the ICU (Intensive Care Unit). He was thankful and overwhelmed after being treated, since he knew he will be relieved from the pain which he had been suffering from for the past 18 years.

Born in a slum in Silchar, Assam Sarukh was detected with a Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) when he was 8 months old. Often he was hospitalized due to his medical condition and poor health. Doctors had told the family he wouldn’t survive for long due to his deteriorating health condition.

The family could not bear this expense .Sarukh’s family comprises of 4 other members- his father, mother and an elder brother. His brother has been working for Fortis Hospital, requested Fortis Foundation to support the surgery of his young ailing brother. His brother is the only earning hand of the family.

Though Sarukh consulted various doctors at Government Hospitals however there was no relief due to lack of medical equipment’s and machines in the Dispensaries. Sarukh was sucesfully treated on 11th January 2017.