Sept 20, 2011

The managing committee of the Alfred Solomon Heart Foundation wishes to express their gratitude to Mr Abdul Sheik and Mrs Naseema and their friends in Dubai for their efforts in raising money for baby Nishant Shanmugam, aged 8 months and weighing 4.5kgs. The child was identified in a cardiac camp conducted by Apollo Children’s Hospital. He was in gross cardiac failure with severe dysfunction of the left ventricle and severe pulmonary hypertension. Dr Muthukumaran and Dr Prasad, Pediatric Cardiologists, stablised the child thereby optimising him for surgery. The parents were very poor and were in tears. The ASHF contributed Rs 75,000/- and Apollo Hospital kindly agreed to a significant concession. Dr Neville Solomon and team operated on the child successfully. He had an uneventful postoperative course and was discharged on the 6th postoperative day. He will have a normal lifespan. The look of joy on the father’s face as he carried the child home was worth all this effort!