Infant with a congenital defect in dire need of funds for cochlear implant

Suyash Bedekar, an eight-month-old is suffering from bilateral profound Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). It is a kind of hearing loss due to the damage in the inner ear or the nerve from the ear to the brain. He urgently needs to undergo a cochlear implant. He is currently undergoing treatment at Mumbai’s civic-run KEM Hospital […]

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Pune: Rare birth defects leaves baby’s bladder exposed

Pune: Rare birth defects leaves baby’s bladder exposed

Doctors at Sassoon Hospital in Pune operated upon a nine-month-old girl with a rare birth defect. The condition caused the bladder to remain open and exposed, leading to urine being drained directly over the child’s abdomen. While the surgery for such a defect is usually done just days after birth, lack of access to health […]

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Doctors attach prosthetic leg to a child with a rare birth defect

Doctors attach prosthetic leg to a child with a rare birth defect

Prathmesh Dhere, is a four-year-old child, hailing from a small village in Maharashtra, he had stopped attending school since the last six months. As he was suffering from a rare congenital anomaly called tibial hemimelia, a condition wherein the lower part of leg is crooked, thus making it difficult to walk. As it was painful […]

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Doctors perform heart surgery on baby in the womb to prevent traumatic birth

Doctors perform heart surgery on baby in the womb to prevent traumatic birth

Kristine Barry says when she heard her newborn baby Sebastian scream, it was “the most amazing sound I’ve ever heard.” “They always prepped us for a blue baby,” she said. “They always said that he was going to be blue and not vocal because of the lack of oxygen.” But when Sebastian arrived at Mount […]

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