Monday, February 29, 2016

Children fly to India for surgery

Ten children born with congenital surgically repairable heart defects will fly to India from Zanzibar today for subsidized heart surgery.
They will fly by Ethiopian Airlines to Jaypee Heart Hospital in New Delhi, India, under the banner of Lions Club of Dar es Salaam (Host), Regency Medical Centre and the Ministry of Health in Zanzibar.

They will fly along with two medical escorts from Zanzibar and their parents. According to the statement released by Lions Club of Dar es Salaam Host, Convener of heart surgeries Lion Dr Rajni Kanabar, patients will return after two weeks of stay in India. Dr Kanabar said in the group nine children are from Zanzibar and one hails from Moshi in Kilimanjaro region.

“In the group there are five infants, the youngest being baby Glory Goodluck from Moshi who is three months old. The infant has three major heart defects which require very delicate heart surgery which can cost up to 15,000 US dollars in South Africa,” he said.
29/02/16 Daily News
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