Details of Parent/Relative/Guardian
Saloon and agriculture
Date of Birth: 22/7/2005
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Child Studying in – Std: 10th
School: Annaipatti Government School
Diagnosis - Dextrocardia, Right Isomerism, Unbalanced AV canal defect, DORV, S/p repair of TAPVC & Bidirectional Glenn in 2013, Severe AV Valve regurgitation, Congestive heart failure.
Treatment – To undergo Redo Open Heart Surgery: AV Valve Repair/Replacement.
Estimate Cost – Rs. 4,50,000 including surgery, ICU & Hospital stay, Post op investigations and medication
When Gunaseelan was 9 months old he was diagnosed with a heart problem. He was taken to Coimbatore and the doctors there advised that he could be operated at age 9. By then the parents heard of work at MIOT Hospitals and also that there could be monetary aid if necessary.
His first surgery took place in 2013 at MIOT Hospitals. He was due for a check up but it never happened. When recently he seemed to have a lot of disturbances and discomfort, being breathless, due to COVID19 and related issues, doctors advised them to get the help of local doctors. But as his condition deteriorated, they had to rush him to Chennai by car. They had to spend a lot taking loans for the local treatment as well as for transporting him to Chennai by car since there is no public transport. The father had to leave Gunaseelan with his mother at MIOT and get back.
After going through the COVID test Gunaseelan has been admitted and treatment started as his condition requires immediate attention. Added to that is the financial angle. Gunaseelan’s father, Muniappan has a hair dressing saloon at the village. Due to the lockdown he has had no income.