A four-month-old infant who had gone to India earlier this year in order to get a heart problem fixed, has passed away. The sad news was delivered by his father through Twitter and since then condolences have been pouring in from the other side of the border as well.
Rohaan Sadiq was born with a born with a heart condition in which he had a hole in his heart and the nerves of his heart and lung came from the opposite direction. Due to this, there was no oxygen flow in the blood and this made breathing very difficult for the baby.
Rohaan’s father, Kanwal Sadiq revealed through a Twitter post that his son died due to dehydration. He did not give any other details related to the baby’s death.
When Rohaan’s condition was discovered, it was found out that the corrective surgery could not be performed anywhere in Pakistan. India was the only place nearby where the heart surgery could be performed.
Upon discovering tis, Kanwal Sadiq reached out to India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Sawaraj and pleaded for her to grant a visa to the family so that they could travel to India for the infant’s treatment.
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.
The infant had been taken to Noida in India, and was admitted in Jaypee Hospital, where he underwent a successful heart surgery. When it was apparent that Rohaan was doing fine, the doctors discharged him and he was sent back to Pakistan.
After Rohaan’s demise, his father thanked the Indian government and the people for trying their best to save his son’s life. “Despite all efforts Rohan passed away to a better place,” he said on Twitter.