Pakistani infant who underwent successful heart surgery in India dies

Father of four-month-old infant says the baby died owing to dehydration

News Desk August 09, 2017

Rohaan Sadiq, a four-month infant from Pakistan who underwent surgery in India has passed away, his father said on Twitter.

Rohaan's father Kanwal Sadiq said that the baby died because of dehydration. The four-month infant had gone to Noida and was admitted in India’s Jaypee Hospital where he underwent a successful heart surgery.

Rohaan's father expressed sorrow for losing his only child and thanked the Indian government and the people for trying their best to save his son. “Despite all efforts Rohan passed away to a better place,” he said on Twitter.

Rohaan had a hole in his heart and a condition where the nerves of the heart and lung come from opposite direction because of which there is no oxygen flow in the blood. Due to the condition, Rohaan was unable to breath properly.

Ailing Pakistani infant reaches India for medical treatment

He was taken to India for surgery as it could not be performed in Pakistan.  The Indian High Commission in Pakistan had issued the visa to the child and his parents on the intervention of India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

The visa was issued after the boy’s father made a desperate appeal to the Sushma on social media to allow his son to be treated in India for ailment. The Indian external affairs minister had responded by promising to issue the visa saying, “No. The child will not suffer. Please contact Indian High Commission in Pakistan. We will give the medical visa.”

Roohan's father expressed sorrow for losing his only child and thanked the Indian government and the people for trying their best to save his son. “Despite all efforts Rohaan passed away to a better place,” he said on Twitter.


IHC allows woman 'forced to marry Pakistani man' to go back to India

Many Pakistanis frequently travel to India for medical treatment particularly for liver transplant and heart treatment. India has, however, tightened the visa policy for patients from Pakistan in the wake of simmering tensions between the two countries. New Delhi has made it mandatory for Pakistanis seeking media visa to provide covering letter from the Foreign Office.

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Shah S | 2 years ago | Reply | Recommend @Viraf Mehta: Humanity is alive and kicking as long as people like you are also there ... and for people like Kushal and Anuj it will come on their front face when they lose their child... Till then such inhuman feelings by such people need to be condemned as their contribution to humanity is a big hole of darkness;
Viraf Mehta | 2 years ago | Reply | Recommend @Kushal and @Anuj: As an Indian I am ashamed at your comments. Here is an infant who passed away leaving his parents who have already gone through the trauma of his hospitalisation, and then, the pain of losing him. I wish you were a bit more empathetic in your comments. May little Roohan RIP.
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