Shabir Ahmad

Shabir Ahmad

Congenital Heart Defect
December, 2017

Shabir Ahmad is a 17-year-old boy from Tullamulla tehsil in Ganderbal District of Jammu and Kashmir. He is an active boy and loves playing cricket. His father, Abdul Ralman Ahangar is a Black Smith and has no regular source of income. His mother, Azi Bano is a housewife. Shabir has 6 siblings and his eldest brother works as a labourer.  Their combined income is approximately Rs.5000 per month.

Shabir’s family was aware of his heart problem since his birth. They approached many doctors and visited many hospitals but due to financial constraints they couldn’t get his surgery done. They have constantly been looking for some philanthropic support.

Shabir visited a Cardiology Institute in Srinagar and came to know of a free health camp being conducted at the GB Pant hospital in Srinagar. Rotary Club, Delhi together with doctors from Fortis Escorts Heart Institute in Delhi were conducting the health camp and medically evaluating children who, if diagnosed with congenital heart defect, would be treated in Delhi-NCR. Shabir came to the health camp along with his parents and he was diagnosed with Ventricular Septal Defect.

Shabir along with father and brother came to Fortis Memorial Research Institute in Gurugram for treatment. Shabir was admitted on 12th December 2017 and he underwent a successful surgery on 14th December 2017.