Muhammad Gulfam's Story
Muhammad Gulfam, 3 years old, was very naughty since he was a baby. He loved playing outdoors. However, on multiple occasions, his parents observed that he got extremely breathless on mild exertion and his skin and nails turned blue. This became a cause of great worry for Gulfam’s parents. They took him to a local hospital. The doctors there checked him thoroughly and performed an ECHO test which revealed that he was suffering from Transposition of the Great Arteries and Interventricular Septum (TGA, IVS). The consultant prescribed some medicines but also told them that a procedure called Senning Operation was recommended for his congenital defect when Gulfam turned a little older. This procedure is an atrial switch heart operation which is performed for treatment of transposition of the great arteries.
Gulfam’s parents took him to the local hospitals multiple times but no date was assigned for his surgery. Although, Gulfam is getting weak, but his parents cannot afford to pay for the procedure. His father is a garment seller in the village and earns only PKR 18,000 per month. All seven members of the family are dependent on his earning.
“All parents want the best for their children. We want Gulfam to get the best possible treatment from the best possible hospital. But, we do not have the financial resources to fulfil these wishes. We hardly make both ends meet with my monthly salary. Funding for a medical procedure from my own pocket is out of question for me.”– Said Gulfam’s father
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Muhammad Gulfam's Story
Muhammad Gulfam, a three-year-old resident of Narowal, had been dealing with breathlessness and frequesnt bluish discoloration of his skin. Upon consultation and necessary tests, he was diagnosed with Transposition of Great Arteries (TGA). After the diagnosis, he was advised to undergo a Senning Operation. Hence, he was sent to University of Lahore Teaching Hospital to get his procedure done on 13-09-2021 by Dr. Salman Shah. This surgery was made possible with the assistance of Pakistan Children’s Heart Foundation (PCHF). He was discharged after four days of hospital stay in a satisfactory condition. He now looks forward to a bright future.