Himalayan Hospital doctors save precious 4 year old life *Perform high-risk lifesaving cardiac surgery, free of cost under Ayushman Bharat

On September 13, 2023, Himalayan Hospital Jolly Grant performed a life-saving 'cardiac surgery' on 4-year-old Rakshita, a resident of Kedarnath. Rakshita had been battling a serious heart condition since birth. Prior to coming to Himalayan Hospital, her parents had sought consultations at several other major hospitals, but Rakshita did not receive any health improvement. Her condition was deteriorating rapidly until she arrived at Himalayan Hospital's Cardio Surgery Department. Here, senior cardiologist Dr. Anurag Rawat conducted essential health checks for Rakshita, revealing a hole in her heart. Rakshita's case was referred to Dr. Bhavna Singh, a senior cardiac surgeon at Himalayan Hospital. Dr. Bhavna Singh assembled a team and decided to proceed with the high-risk surgery. After the surgery, little Rakshita was given a new lease on life. She is now completely healthy and has returned home with her parents.

Swami Rama Himalayan University (SRHU) Jolly Grant's Chancellor, Dr. Vijay Dhasmana; and Chief Medical Superintendent Dr. S.L. Jethani congratulated the entire surgical team.

In making thesurgery successful, cardiac anesthetist Dr. Deepak Oberoi, Dr. Ashish Kumar Simlote, Dr. Munish Agrawal, Sanjay Thapliyal, Pramod Singh, Ajay Saxena, Nitesh, Harish, Divakar, Sanjay Bijlwan, Shiv Charan, Sheetal, and Sunil Gupta, along with the entire CTVS and OT staff, provided assistance.

A Four-Hour long High-Risk Cardiac Surgery saved a precious life:Dr. Bhavna Singh, the senior cardiac surgeon at Himalayan Hospital,explained that when Rakshita underwent a health check, it was discovered that there was a hole in one of the valves between the two parts of her heart, in addition to the hole in her heart. As a result, the pressure on the lungs, known as pulmonary artery pressure, was significantly higher at 70 mmHg compared to the normal 30 mmHg.

Rakshita's life was in jeopardy due to the oversized heart, and surgery was the only option to save her life. This condition occurs in less than 1% of Children: Dr. Bhavna Singh of Himalayan Hospital stated that Rakshita was dealing with two heart conditions simultaneously - a hole in both parts of her heart and a hole in the valve. In medical terms, this is referred to as "Gerbode Shunt," and it is seen in less than 1% of children.

Free Surgery Through Ayushman Bharat:Himalayan Hospital Jolly Grant has provided treatment to the highest number of patients across the country under the Ayushman Bharat scheme. Rakshita's operation was also performed free of cost under the Ayushman Bharat program.