3-month-old boy is now 6, still waits for surgery at AIIMS – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: 6-year-old Ayush Kumar, resident of Begusarai, Bihar, has suffered a heart attack. cardiac problemWaiting for surgery since 2019. AIIMS doctors are only giving surgery dates on every visit of his family.

Ankit Kumar, a 32-year-old medical store helper, told The Times of India about his son Ayush’s health issues. The young boy had fever and breathing problems, which prompted the family to seek medical advice from a local doctor. After examination, the doctor suspected a cardiac problem and advised the family to take Ayush to AIIMS, Delhi for further examination and treatment.

Ankit claimed, “We brought him to AIIMS in November 2018 when he was just three months old. Dr Sachin Talwar, professor of cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, examined the child and advised him to get some tests done. We were then asked to deposit Rs 60,000 for the surgery and Rs 8,000 for some tests. We got an appointment for the operation after four months, but the surgery has not been done till date.”

He said that he has completed all the formalities as told by the hospital staff.

Ankit, who earns a meager monthly income of Rs 8,000, is facing difficulties. significant financial stress reason of medical expensesOn every trip to Delhi, he has to spend Rs 13,000 to Rs 15,000 on transportation and accommodation. hospital directions, Ayansh’s surgery There have been repeated delays.

Describing the constraints caused by Ayush’s condition, Ankit said that the child cannot walk more than 15 steps without any support. breathlessnessAdditionally, Ayush’s physical development has also been hampered, he has not been able to make the expected progress for a child his age.

Frustrated with the repeated postponements, Ankit said he has only been given dates for the surgery. The reasons given by AIIMS range from unavailability of beds to absence of doctors.

Ankit expressed his concern and said, “I had asked the doctor if an operation was needed, but he advised us to go ahead with the operation. I am not from a well-off family and I don’t have anyone who can support me financially. What will I do if something happens to my child? He is my only child.”

Professor Reema Dada, Head public relations Department at AIIMS, said “taking cognizance of the complaint of the father of a patient alleging postponement of his son’s surgery Cardiac intervention For almost 6 years, AIIMS, New Delhi has constituted a fact-finding committee to verify the allegations and present the facts. corrective measuresThe Committee has been asked to expedite its investigation if necessary and submit its report within 7 days.

Efforts to contact Dr Talwar were unsuccessful as his phone was switched off.

  • Published on June 13, 2024 at 02:13 PM IST

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