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Bhopal: Netizens rally behind three-year-old fighting rare heart ailment


Bhopal: As netizens rally to raise financial aid for treatment of three-year-old Priyanshu Mehsram suffering a rare heart ailment, a number of people have come forward to lend a helping hand for the noble cause. Priyanshu, son of a labourer Sagar Meshram, is suffering double outlet right ventricle and vascular septal defect and needs to undergo an immediate surgery, to be performed in Boston, United States. A social media campaign launched seeking financial aid for the ailing child is gaining momentum. Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chohan has assured Rs 10 lak aid, while celebrities are also rallying behind the child to raise fund for his treatment.

Social activist Gaurav Rajput said, “Nearly Rs 1 crore is need for the treatment of Priyanshu. CM has assured for Rs 10 lakh aid. CM’s principal secretary SK Mishra on his behalf has assured to provide us the amount. Besides other celebrities like Abhishekh Bachchan, Mika Singh, Rahul Dev have come forward and appealed for financial help on social media.”

Miracle Children Hospital, director Dr Rakesh Mishra who has been treating Priyanshu informed that the child had come to his hospital when he was just three-month-old. He suffered from cough and cold and had breathing problems. “Initially I thought that the boy had pneumonia. But later on, serious problems—double outlets in right ventricle of his heart were detected.”

The doctor further informed that the child was first operated at Fortis hospital, Delhi. But gradually, he also developed another complication—defective sepatal-due to which blood started entering into his lungs. “Such complication has not been dealt in India. I consulted with various medical experts and then we received mail from a hospital at Boston in America. They were ready to treat the body stating that he would have to undergo a surgery. However, now for the surgery nearly Rs 1 crore is required. We have launched a campaign for fund raising,” he added.