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Three-year-old Pakistani boy suffering from rare heart ailment gets fresh lease of life in India
While the two countries might seem to be at loggerheads and on the verge of breaking into a war, a three-year-old Pakistani boy was successfully treated at a hospital in Noida.

Mohammad Bilal was treated for a rare heart disease at Noida's Jaypee Hospital in July and was discharged last week before flying back to his family in Lahore.

As per reports, Bilal's condition was so rare that it is found among one in 2 lakh children. The disorder is known as Uhl's anomaly. Under this anomaly, the muscles of a specific chamber of the heart are weak and enlarged, thus increasing the pressure on the other chambers. In Bilal's case, the muscles of the right chamber were weak and enlarged and were exerting more pressure on the left side of his heart. 

The same hospital had recently treated Rohaan, a 4-month-old Pakistani baby who was also suffering from a rare congenital heart disease.

As per various reports, the surgery took about five hours and after the successful completion of the surgery, the child was put on a ventilator for four days.

Bilal's father, 38-year-old Azhar has thanked the Indian government and the doctors of Jaypee Hospital located in Noida's sector 128.

Despite increasing tensions between the two countries, India has been pro-active in giving visas to Pakistani citizens on medical grounds. 

In certain cases, the Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has personally intervened to avoid delays and has been lauded throughout the world for her efforts. Her efforts have also been seen as a goodwill gesture towards a country which has a dubious reputation for harbouring terrorism in India.

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