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After successful heart surgery in India, Pak boy dies of dehydration

By Madhuri

In a tragic incident, a four-month old Pakistani baby boy who was granted medical visa by External Affairs Ministery to undergo a heart surgery in India, passed away on Monday night in Pakistan.

Pakistani boy Rohaan

Rohaan (baby boy) had come to India on July 12 with a serious heart condition and was operated by the doctors on July 14 in Noida.

[ 4-month-old Pak infant operated successfully, family thanks Sushma ]

His father Kanwal Sadiq confirmed that the toddler who had undergone a heart surgery in Noida in June died of dehydration. According to his family, Rohaan was down with diarrhoea after his return from India and died on Monday.

"Rohaan passed away last night. He fought and conquered the major heart surgery but slipped and fell in to grave due to dehydration (sic)," tweeted Kanwal Sadiq, the baby's 32-year-old father.

Rohan had a hole in his heart along with a condition dextro-transposition of the great arteries.He was admitted to Jaypee Hospital on June 12, and an exhaustive five-hour surgery - where his condition was treated through arterial switch with VSD closure - was conducted two days later. However, for this, Rohan was advised to seek treatment at a multi-speciality hospital for which they had arrived in India.

After the successful surgery, Kanwal had expressed his gratitude towards MEA Swaraj, as she had assured help in getting a medical visa.

Kanwal was unable to fetch medical visa on May 24 and had tweeted to Sushma Swaraj, "Why my bud suffers for medical treatment!! Any answers Sir Sartaaj Azeez or Ma'am Sushma??"

On May 31, Sawaraj had replied, "No. The child will not suffer. Pls contact Indian High Commission in Pakistan. We will give the medical visa."

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