Friday, 24 January 2014

Success story
Jun 2011

2 years
Medical Problem
Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

Case Background

Udhyakumar was born prematurely, to Mr. Dhandapani and Mrs. Saridha, on the 24th of June, 2011 at the Chengalpet Government Hospital.  At birth, he was diagnosed with a pathological condition called Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia(CDH). Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia is a life-threatening condition and can cause death due to two complications: pulmonary hypoplasia and pulmonary hypertension. Newborns with CDH often have severe respiratory distress unless treated appropriately. The Government Hospital at Chengalpet does not have the necessary facilities to treat this condition.

Dhandapani works as casual laborer and earns about INR 5,000/- as monthly income. Saridha is a house wife. 

Ekam’s Involvement:

Dr.Sathya Jaganathan, who is Nodal officer at the Chengalpet GH, was also the consultant doctor of Udhyakumar. She referred the case to Mr. Krishnamurthy, who was working as Project Coordinator.  Soon after, the baby got shifted from Chengalpet GH to Kanchi Kamakoti Child Trust Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.  He received medical treatment for 45 days and was discharged as a healthy child. The cost of hospitalization totaled to Rs.3, 06,320/- and Ekam paid for the expenses from its funds.

Current Status

Udhayakumar is now a healthy 2 years old and is living happy with his family.

Ekam Contact:

Name                          : Mr.Charles
Designation                 : Patient Welfare Officer
Telephone Number       : 7299002848

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