Many supporters have asked us for an update on Roona, the little girl in India who has Hydrocephalus. This was fist published in the British newspaper The Sun
Roona is now in an excellent hospital in New Delhi and her treatment is being paid for by the Fortis Foundation of India.
Roona is being evaluated by a team of multi-disciplinary specialists comprising of Paediatric Neurologists, Psychologists, Cardiologists and Ophthalmologists to check her vital functions.
The child is under strict observation. She has sores at the base of her head, a deep chest infection and an abnormally high Total Leucocyte Count, diminishing her ability to fight infection. In addition, she is severely malnourished.
“While investigations are on, our first priority is to nurse the child to a level where she can tolerate interventions of any kind. This might take a few weeks, before we decide on the future line of treatment, said Dr. Sandeep Vaishya, Additional Director, Neurosurgery, Fortis Memorial Research Institute Gurgaon, the doctor in-charge of her case.”
You can read about her progress on a website that has been set up especially for her www.roonabegum.org.
CURE is not involved in the treatment of this particular child. However, at the CURE hospitals in Uganda and Zambia we regularly see children like Roona, and whose families are unable to pay for their surgery. It is only thanks to the compassion and the generosity of our donors that we are able to save their lives.
If you would like to help save a child just like Roona then we would be so very grateful for your support.
Thank you again for your warm support, it is very much appreciated.