“I was moved by his condition. I and other officials discussed ways to help his parents get the card as quickly as possible,” Patel said.
“We even made a back–up plan, wherein we decided to sponsor his treatment.”
- On Thursday,AMC helped Chandan’s parents obtain a BPL card, which makes it easier for them to get free treatment at public hospitals
- A volunteer group, Jai Ho, collected Rs 13,000 for his medical care even as more people offered to help the boy get better
- If you, too, want to help him, call Jai Ho on
- Chandan Chauhan, 3, suffers from a complex congenital heart defect. The right ventricle of his heart has not developed because of a missing valve.
- The life–threatening defect prevents blood from reaching the lungs for purification. It can be corrected with the help of a surgery costing at least Rs 60,000.
- The boy’s parents, Suklal and Sita, can barely afford food.
- Six months ago, they applied for a BPL card, which enables the poor to avail free medical treatment.
- On Thursday, the civic body helped them obtain the card. They will now be able to get Chandan operated upon at a public hospital for free.
- The more heartening news is that a volunteer group, Jai Ho, has collected Rs 13,000 for the boy’s care.
- The Karamsad Medical College has offered to perform the surgery on him for free.
- Maninagar councillor has also offered to help the boy’s parents treat him properly.