Prime Minister Narendra Modi has always made sure every citizen in his country is safe and happy. And this time again he has proved it by saving the life of a six-year-old Pune girl who was suffering from a heart disease.
Vaishali Yadav, hailing from a poor family, suffered from a hole in her heart. Her father, a small-time painter, was unable to afford an expensive heart surgery and had even sold her toys and bicycle to purchase medicines.
She is studying class II when she saw PM Modi on TV. She then wrote a letter to Modi, requesting him to help her by explaining her health condition and her family's financial inability to meet the huge medical expenses.
Within a week, PMO alerted the Pune district administration, prompting them to help the girl. The district authorities traced her address and rushed the girl to city-based Ruby Hall Clinic where she was successfully operated free of charge on June 2.
"Vaishali had a hole in the heart and after consulting various hospitals, we came to know that the surgery expenses were above Rs three lakh. However, due to our poor economical background and lack of below poverty line (BPL) documents, the surgery was not possible," said Vaishali's uncle Pratap Yadav, who is also a painter.
"She wrote the letter and attached her school ID card with it and asked me to post it, which I did with an assumption that we would not get any reply. However, within a week, few people from the school, along with some district administration staff, came looking for us and later a meeting was called with Collector," Yadav said.
District Collector Sourabh Rao said that they received the correspondence from PMO on May 24 and immediately the family was traced.
"Dr Shrikar Pardeshi, IAS officer and Director in the PMO, personally called me to inform about the letter and asked to help the girl accordingly," he said.
"After coming to know that the girl required medical help, she was admitted to the Ruby Hall Clinic hospital and was operated free of cost," said Rao.
Dr Sanjay Pathare, Medical Director of Ruby Hall Clinic, said “the girl was admitted to the hospital on June 2 and was operated on June 4. The girl is fine and healthy now and was discharged yesterday.”
The doctor have sent all the reports to PMO office after the girl was discharged.
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By M. Divya Shri