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Seventeen Guyanese, including a four-month-old, were among a group of patients who recently underwent successful cardiac operations in India. The operations were conducted at the Max Hospital in Delhi, India, last month by Dr Viresh Mahajan and Dr. K. S. Dagar,Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale, who were ably assisted by the cardiac team at the Hospital.The medical mission which was dubbed ‘Mission Heartbeat’ was organised by the Three Rivers Kids Foundation), a registered charity in Ontario, Canada.According to a statement issued by the Foundation yesterday, it was in recognition of the fact that Guyana has no Paediatric Cardiologist or Paediatric Surgeon that the group consisting of 15 children, all of who were suffering from congenital heart disease were taken to India.The children,Cheap Adidas NHL Jerseys, the statement noted, were suffering from various disorders such as ventricular septal defects (VSD), atrial septal defects (ASD), Patent Ductus Ateriosus (PDA), Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) and rhuematic heart disease (RHD).Aside from four-month-old Sachin Singh, 18-month-old Hayden Mentore, Pholmaitie Singh and Nathan Patterson, both 5, Jamal Fraser, 6, eight-year-olds Evlon Fordyce, Deepa Sahadeo and Lovlenia Persaud, nine-year-olds Kayla Joseph and Anayah Lopes,Wholesale Jerseys China, 10-year-old Mohan Persaud, Krishna Sohanlall, 12, Alvin Ramkuman, 14, Linden Mason, 15, and 18-year-old Masud Khan, were able to gain much needed medical attention.There were also two adults – Shelly Nauth, 33, and Tairajh Deokie,Jerseys NFL China, 50 – among the group of patients.“We had some very seriously ill children on this mission”, said President of the Foundation, Ms Jeanette Singh,Stitched Jerseys, a registered nurse. She was tasked with accompanying the group of patients to India on February 11, last.According to her “in particular four-month-old Sachin Singh and five-year old Pholmaitie Singh were gravely ill and it is a miracle that they made it all the way to India.” Both children, she disclosed, had to be admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) immediately upon arrival to India. Although she is only five years old this marked the second heart operation for Pholmaitie Singh. Her first surgery was done two years ago which was facilitated by another organisation. And according to Jeanette Singh, the young lass will require to undergo yet another heart operation in about a year’s time in order to have a conduit inserted to help sustain her throughout the remainder of her life. Pholmaitie was however not well enough to travel back with the group which returned to Guyana on March 6. She required further treatment in India and is expected to return to Guyana on Tuesday.Sachin Singh, on the other hand, spent most of his time since birth in the hospital. Apart from having a large VSD (hole in the heart), he also had a PDA and had developed severe pulmonary artery hypertension which made surgery and the post-operative period complicated. He has however, returned to Guyana in good health.The recent mission,Cheap NFL Jerseys Online, according to Jeanette Singh, represents the largest group that the Foundation has ever taken at any one time, thus there were many challenges that were faced. Apart from the seriously ill children, there were other issues such as bed unavailability in the ICU, lack of accommodation for the children and their mothers and transportation, Jeanette Singh disclosed.“Most of the patients required longer stay in the ICU after surgery, mainly because they had developed pulmonary artery hypertension as a result of being left untreated since birth” she added.This mission, Singh said, was made possible through the kind and generous donation of Chris Mohan, a Guyanese businessman based in Toronto who donated Cdn$55,000. The local Ministry of Health also rendered financial contribution as well as those who supported a fundraiser in Toronto last month. Support was also forthcoming from Mann Travel of Brampton, Ontario, who arranged the Toronto to Delhi portion of the journey.Since its inception in 2005, the Three Rivers Kids Foundation has successfully helped 81 patients from Guyana obtain life-saving treatment in India.The foundation is managed by volunteers and has a very hard working committee that organises many fund-raising events throughout the year in order to raise funds to help primarily children.There are many children from Guyana who are still on the Foundation’s waiting list, Jeanette Singh noted. It is expected that another group will be taken for treatment by the end of this year.Those desirous of finding out more about the Foundation can visit its website www.threeriverskidsfoundation.org or make local telephone contact on 592-225-7758 and in Canada on 905-891-6149.
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