GUWAHATI, Aug 30 - As part of Rotary District 3240�s humanitarian project �Heart to Heart� under which children below 14 years of age are treated for congenital heart diseases including surgical means for sons or daughters of underprivileged people, a child, Pinky Talukdar of village Kurobaha in Barpeta district was successfully operated upon for a heart ailment.
�Pinky, daughter of Sanjib Talukdar and Kalpana Talukdar, was referred to the Rotary Club by her uncle Gopesh Talukdar in the middle of July 2015. She was in the heart operation list of the Assam government (N0-301), but as the programme stopped midway, it became imperative to provide her relief. The club acted fast and responsibly and sent all data necessary to the primary contact at RC Aerocity Durgapur, more specifically to Rotarian Subir Roy. He immediately contacted Durgapur Mission Hospital and instructed the club to send the patient immediately,� Dr Dibakar Kalita, Rotarian, said at a press conference.
The patient, along with her parents and uncle, left for Durgapur on August 4 and reached there the next day. That very day Pinky was admitted and investigation started promptly. She was operated successfully on August 6 and released from there on August 9.
Daughter of a private car driver of Barpeta, Pinky is now out of danger and leading a normal life like other healthy children.
�She can now run without any breathing trouble,� Dr Kalita said.
For the project, the district club got funds from some other clubs of the world to carry out the project at Durgapur Mission Hospital, West Bengal with some share from its own fund. All the treatments were made free for patients whose guardians are below poverty line.
Rotary Club of Gauhati West has so far referred three patients including the latest referred case this month. �Our club can sponsor three more children depending on the priority and emergency,� Dr Kalita said.