Doctors from Hyderabad were invited to perform a procedure on the grandchild of the prime minister of Myanmar. Dr Nageswara Rao Koneti and Dr Shweta Bakhru, two senior cardiologists at Rainbow Children’s Heart Institute (RCHI), travelled to Yangon, the former capital of Myanmar, last week, to perform the procedure.
The 9-month-old baby was suffering from heart failure due to congenital heart disease. The team of experts from RCHI performed ‘transcatheter device closure’ – a procedure to close the defect. The baby was discharged the next day and started doing well.
Late Dr Abdul Kalam started a collaborative pediatric cardiology training program between India and Myanmar with the help of Care Foundation, where Dr Rao had trained over 10 people in the areas of pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery, in Myanmar.
He has travelled to Myanmar several times to train doctors as well as to treat children. Due to his excellence and experience, the Prime Minister of Myanmar and his son invited Dr Rao and his team of doctors from RCHI to perform the procedure on the Prime Minister’s grandchild.
The team of doctors also visited the naval base and museum of Myanmar where they were felicitated by the Commander-In-Chief, Navy of Myanmar, for their work.