Heart surgery

Mom relieved after daughter’s heart surgery – FBC News

A baby’s risk of having a congenital heart defect increases threefold if the mother, father or sibling has a defect.

Therefore, Rangita Prakash, the mother of a three-year-old child who recently underwent heart surgery locally, is calling on parents to get their children tested.

Prakash says it’s unimaginable to see your child with heart damage that requires surgery and not have access to life-saving treatment.

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She is grateful to the Sai Prema Foundation, which conducted the procedure free of charge.

The mother-of-two says she was worried as heart surgery is an expensive affair.


“First, when it was detected that she had a hole in her heart and she had to undergo surgery. We were wondering if we should go abroad to have surgery, and the first thing that came to mind was finances.

The 39-year-old says a sense of relief washed over her and her family after her daughter’s surgery.

Around 200 children in Fiji are born each year with congenital heart disease.

Until the Children’s Heart Hospital opened, surgeries had to be performed overseas or by visiting surgical teams.

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