CASE History - CHIME
Driver in farming, for rice threshing vehicle
Vinod Kumar and Suganya are residents at Thandalam near Periya Kuppam, Thiruvallur District. Rishivaram is their second child, now 3 years old born at the Government Hospital at Periyakuppam.
Vinod kumar is the sole earning member of the family and earns a living as a driver who drives vehicles related to farm work – tractor, rice threshing vehicle etc. His income is just sufficient for the basic needs of the family.
Other than low birth weight and not having weight gain, the parents did not worry much about him. It was when he was two and a half years old that he was afflicted with constant cold and congestion. The parents took him to Chennai for treatment where he was diagnosed with heart disease and put on medication. However at a recent camp at Periya Kuppam, the parents were told that the Rishivaran needed surgery.
Rishivaran is diagnosed to have large Arterial shunt/Fenestrated Interarterial Septum, RPA Stenosis.
He has to undergo early effective surgery for ASD Closure + RPA Plasty.
Estimate Cost – Rs.2,50,000 including surgery, ICU & Hospital stay, Post op investigations and medications
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