Five-month-old Pakistani baby Rohaan Sadiq died of dehydration on Sunday night, barely a fortnight after he left India followingr a successful cardiac surgery at Noida’s Jaypee Hospital.
"He died due to diarrhoea. He was down with diarrhoea after his return from India," Kamran Farooqui of Pakistan's Geo TV told The Times of India.
According to reports, Rohaan was rushed to a Lahore hospital after he came down with diarrhoea on Sunday. The baby, however, could not be saved. Rohaan Sadiq's father, Kanwal Sadiq, took to Twitter to share the news about his son’s death.
My Rohaan passed away last night. He fought & conquered with major heart surgery but slipped and fell in grave due to little dehydration. pic.twitter.com/beI3F88Qz1— Ken Sid (@KenSid2) August 7, 2017
Kanwal had obtained the medical visa, which he had earlier failed to procure due to ongoing India-Pakistan tensions, with the help of Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Swaraj had responded saying: "The child will not suffer. Please contact Indian High Commission in Pakistan", reports Deccan Chronicle.
Rohaan was brought to India on July 12 and was operated on July 14 by a team of doctors led by Dr Rajesh Sharma, Director of Paediatric Cardiac Surgery Department at Jaypee Hospital in Noida. He was suffering from "D-transportation of great arteries with abnormal origin of main arteries from opposite chambers with multiple VSD and severe pulmonary hypertension", the hospital had said.
The parents met Sushma Swaraj on July 21 along with the baby and thanked her for facilitating his surgery in India. The minister wished Rohaan `good health and long life'.
Rohan recovers fast. Drs very hopeful. Special thanks to @shushmaswaraj maam Doctor Rajesh, Jaypee hospital and team. God Bless u all.— Ken Sid (@KenSid2) June 16, 2017
Earlier this year, Rohaan’s father was informed by doctors in Lahore that his son had a hole in his heart. Kanwal had sought Swaraj’s help through Twitter to obtain the medical visa for the treatment of his child.
Why my bud suffers for medical treatment!! Any answers Sir Sartaaj Azeez or Ma'am Sushma?? pic.twitter.com/p0MGk0xYBJ— Ken Sid (@KenSid2) May 24, 2017
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