Karachi’s ‘Bangalorean’ has successfully undergone a bypass surgery in a premier hospital in the city . Despite a long waiting list, a team of doctors from the Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research here operated urgently upon Shoukath Ali, a Pakistani national from Bangalore Town in Karachi, as a goodwill gesture.

Mr. Ali (45) had come down to India’s Bangalore to undergo a bypass surgery.

Bangalore Town in Karachi is so called because during the 1947 partition, many people from Bangalore (in India) had migrated and settled in Pakistan. Mr. Ali’s parents, who were silk merchants in Ramanagaram, were among them.

Mr. Ali, who had a heart attack in July 2013, underwent angiography at Jinnah National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Karachi, recently.

He, however, was getting chest pain. Doctors in Karachi advised Mr. Ali to undergo a bypass surgery. As he could not afford surgery at private hospitals in Karachi, he opted to undergo the operation in India.

A team of surgeons headed by P.S. Seetharama Bhat conducted the surgery, which cost Rs. 82,000. Mr. Ali has recovered and now wants to return to Karachi, said a release from the Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research.

For good relations

C.N. Manjunath, director of the institute, said that the Jayadeva hospital, by operating upon many patients from Pakistan, was in its own way contributing to enhancing relations between the neighbouring countries.

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