GUNAVARDHANI

Name : Gunavardhani
Age : 1.8 years
Sex : Female
Medical Problem : Severe PAPP
Status : Discharged
Date : 19/1/2013

Case Background

Gunavardhani was born on the 27th of April, 2012 at Salem Government Hospital. She is daughter of Mr.Rajappan and Mrs. Jothi who work as weavers and earn a monthly income of INR 24,000/-. Gunavardhani was a healthy child till five months, when suddently she faced difficulties in breathing and did not take her feeds properly. After first aid treatment in a local clinic, she was shifted to Life Line Hospital at Perunkudi where she was diagnosed with TAPVC, PDA and Severe PAPP. TAPVC is a heart condition where the blood does not take the normal route from the lungs to the heart and out to the body. Instead, the veins from the lungs attach to the heart in abnormal positions because of which oxygenated blood enters or leaks into the wrong chamber. Without any delay she underwent one major open heart surgery and recovered well but needed extended ventilator support.

Ekam’s Involvement

Her parents who has already spent over two lakhs in surgery and medications, could not afford further treatment costs. Dr. Shivakumar, who was the child’s consultant, reached Ekam for help.We helped the parents to settle the pending amount of INR 50000, with the help of Women’s Welfare Syndicate, a charitable organization. Gunavardhai was shifted to Institute of Child Health and Govt Hospital for Children(ICH), where she received ventilator support and medical care for 15 days. Though the child’s health improved tremendously she still needed some medical care. So we arranged for ambulance support to shift the child from ICH to Salem Government Hospital where she received further ventilator care and was discharged after ten days, fully cured.

Current Status

She is a healthy child now and is living happily with her family.

Ekam Contact

Name : Mr.Rajesh
Designation : Divisional Manager
Telephone Number : 9551088594