Pune, June 9: A 6-year-old Pune girl, Vaishali Yadav underwent an open heart surgery at free of cost after he her pleading letter reached Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The girl had written an open letter seeking help from the Prime Minister for her surgery. Vaishali today play witha respirometer, which is used to measure the air capacity of lungs. The family cannot afford to buy her any playthings. The girl went through surgery to close a 33 mm hole in her heart.Also Read - 'Don't Want to Beg': Elderly Pune Woman Sells Pens For a Living, Her Integrity Inspires The Internet
As per a Times of India report, Vaishali’s 38-year-old uncle said that he even sold her bicycle for Rs 90 to pay a hospital bill. Pratap along with Vaishali’s father Mohnish and grand mother Tilottama live together in a one-room house near Hadapsar in Pune. After Vaishali left home when she was six months old, the brothers managed the house by collectively earning Rs 8,000 to Rs 9,000 per month painting walls. They shifted to Pune gor providing better medical facilities for Vasihali’s grandfather by selling their land in Ahmednagar. (ALSO READ: Narendra Modi announces 24X7 helpline for expats) Also Read - Kerala Rains: House Collapses Into Gushing Water in Mundakayam | Watch Video
Vaishali underwent her heart surgery in Ruby Hall Clinic after was diagnosed with congenital heart defect, Artial Septal Defect (ASD). TOI quoted Pratap saying, “Earlier this year, she fell ill again. For two months we had been running from pillar to post for her treatment, even visiting a charitable trust in Bangalore, but everyone turned us away. After one such unsuccessful trip, she saw the PM on television. That is when she decided that she would write to him and seek his help.” (ALSO READ: Delhi girl writes to Narendra Modi seeking financial help for marriage) Also Read - PM Modi Launches 7 New State-Run Defence Companies, Says They Will Become a Global Brand
Vaishali said that anyone will help us if Modi asks them to. After she wrote a handwritten letter to the PM in Hindi. Her teacher helped her attack her school ID to the letter, as she had no other identification. The Prime Minister’s Office wrote back to her and week later a team from civil surgeon’s office in Aundh came in search of her at Pragnya School. After a meeting at district collector, Sourabh Rao’s office, Ruby Hall Clinic took up the responsibility of treating the child free of cost.
Following which the surgery was conducted on June 4. As per her grandmother says that acche din promise by the government has been fulfilled for her family.