‘Rohaan – keep smiling’: Sushma Swaraj meets Pakistani infant who underwent surgery at Noida hospital

Post surgery, Rohaan's father told the Indian Express, “The heart of my child beats today for Madam Sushma Swaraj. I would like to request her to open doors for those Pakistanis who have been waiting for medical visas. It is my humble request.”

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 21, 2017 9:14 pm
sushma swaraj, sushma swaraj rohaan, rohaan pakistani boy, sushma swaraj twitter, sushma swaraj news, rohaan pakistan External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj with Pakistani boy Rohaan (Twitter/Sushma Swaraj)

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Friday tweeted out photographs of her meeting Pakistani infant Rohaan who underwent a heart surgery at a hospital in Noida recently.

The minister wished the four-month-old boy ‘good health and long life’ in her tweets. The child was accompanied by his parents.

Rohaan and his parents were granted visas to travel to India after his father, Kamal Siddiqui, tweeted out to Swaraj and Sartaj Aziz, foreign affairs advisor to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. He complained that his child was ‘suffering’ due to the delay in medical treatment over tensions between the two countries.

Subsequently, after the family were granted visas by the Indian government, Rohaan was successfully treated at a Noida hospital.

According to the hospital, Rohaan was suffering from “D-transportation of great arteries with abnormal origin of main arteries from opposite chambers with multiple VSD and severe pulmonary hypertension”.

“Rohaan had a hole in his heart and the aorta, that is on the left side of the heart was coming from the right side. Pulmonary arteries were coming from the left side which was exactly the opposite of the structure of the body. Due to multiple VSD, oxygen less blood was flowing in his body and his body was turning blue,” one of the doctors told the Indian Express.

He added that as a result he would have trouble breathing and had pneumonia.

The surgery, which took around five hours, saw Rohaan initially treated with a arterial switch with VSD closure method. After this, the baby was put on the ventilator and a tracheostomy was done, said doctors.

Post surgery, Rohaan’s father told the Indian Express, “The heart of my child beats today for Madam Sushma Swaraj. I would like to request her to open doors for those Pakistanis who have been waiting for medical visas. It is my humble request.”

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    Lovely
    Jul 22, 2017 at 9:05 am
    Sushma gesture is good but they will continue to massacre of our people.Remember separatist Geelani was operated for heart surgery by Kashmiri Pandit. What happened ?Prithivi Raj Chauhan had pardoned Ghajini many times, what happened?Phaki 90000 PoWs (1971 war)were given good spl treatment in prisoners camps in India. What happened.?
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      Mota
      Jul 22, 2017 at 6:17 am
      Bet this news wouldn't find a mention in any pakistani newspaper.
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        p g
        Jul 22, 2017 at 6:05 am
        Sir, before opening the door's for other Pakistani patients, please see that the same door is not used by your nations terrorists, supported by your own govt to enter our beautiful country. We are always for humanity.
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          Islamic curse
          Jul 22, 2017 at 4:21 am
          He will grow up to loathe India despite India gave him life, because that's what Palestinian musselman do, they get treatment and expertise in Israeli Jewish hospitals and then then go and become suicide bombers to kil Jews , in one video you can see musselman palestianins woman speaking about how her son will grow up and kill Jews right in the hospital in Israel when she is getting treatment from Jews. Musselman don't educate their children, they send them to mederessas and then they need kahi help to save their kuranic halal kafir hating azzzzz
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            akc
            Jul 22, 2017 at 3:35 am
            Kudos to Sushmaji and the doctors who performed surgery on this kid. Indians value life and are ready to help people from other countries, including Pakistan.
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