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Updated: March 27, 2013 01:37 IST

As his parents fight on, little Anil loses battle

M. Sai Gopal
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A file photo of Anil with his father Ravindra and mother Lakshmi (in the background) at the Care Hospital in Banjara Hills. -Photo: M. Sai Gopal
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A file photo of Anil with his father Ravindra and mother Lakshmi (in the background) at the Care Hospital in Banjara Hills. -Photo: M. Sai Gopal

Two-year-old Anil breathed his last, succumbing to a congenital heart disease, while his parents, meanwhile, nurse injuries from the Dilsukhnagar blast

As his parents lay battling injuries from the twin blasts at Dilsukhnagar, one would’ve thought the little one was lucky to escape unscathed. Fate, however, had willed otherwise. On Tuesday, the two-year-old Anil breathed his last, succumbing to a congenital heart disease at the Banjara Hills Care Hospital.

The toddler’s parents, along with five others of the family, had arrived in the city from their native Nalgonda for the child’s regular heart check-up on February 21, the day of the twin blasts. The bomb went off as they awaited the bus back home at the Dilsukhnagar bus stand.

Anil’s father Ravinder Naik, a daily wager, lost his right leg in the impact of the blast, while the child’s 22-year-old mother Lakshmi is still nursing severe injuries to her legs injuries at Care Hospital.

Along with his injured parents, Anil Kumar was brought to the hospital where the surgeons performed the heart surgery.

“It’s as if misfortune is doggedly pursuing our family. We are shattered by the loss. We came here for Anil’s treatment and we have to leave the city without him. Both his parents are critical and they need all the help the Government can provide,” close relative Raju Naik said.

The hospital’s Additional Medical Superintendent B. Isaac Bhaskar Rao said Anil underwent a complex procedure for a birth defect in the heart on Monday, February 18.

“After the procedure, the child suffered multiple organ failure and sepsis. Despite the treatment, the child expired on Tuesday at around 4.10 p.m.,” Dr. Bhaskar Rao added.

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Even I don't understand why the child was operated at care hospital in hurry. Government would have sposored for his surgery at Innova children's heart hospital as they diagnosed this child will be ready for surgery only after three more months.

It looks like clear negligence as the child got all kinds of post surgery infections. However, It's so unfortunate for this family to loose a precious child. May his soul rest in peace and I wish he will be re-born in the same family with all good health.

from:  sravanthi
Posted on: Mar 30, 2013 at 01:11 IST

It is sort of indigestible why the child was operated at care hospital when the parents were recuperating from the blast injuries as the parents claim that they had come for a regular heart check-up? The child seems to be sitting near the father in the file photo of the article and i can guess why the child was operated in the first place.
Care Hospital is notoriously famous in milking the government funds at the slightest opportunity. They might have proposed to operate on the child and claim money from the government. The article anyways doesn't highlight if the child's condition was critical and demanded and immediate surgical procedure on the child when both the parents were hospitalized for blast injuries.
And the additional medical superintendant goes on to justify the death saying it was a very complex case and child died of organ failures and sepsis. It seems to be clear case of negligence and the death caused due to infection acquired during the post operative period.

from:  SALEEM
Posted on: Mar 27, 2013 at 11:12 IST
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