The course of life suddenly veers off when the joy of having a newborn is shattered with tragic news. Baby Mandina Matifadzaishe, who is 1 year and 4 months old from Zimbabwe was diagnosed with cancer soon after her birth. Her parents almost lost hope when someone advised them to visit India for an accurate diagnosis and precise treatment. Read more to know the full story.
Getting quotes and opinions from India
Baby Mandina and her parents came to know about Vaidam Health and posted a query on their website. Soon after, they received a call from one of the case managers, Heena Mehta. She asked for the reports and send them to some of the best oncology hospitals in India. She helped the family getting the hospital opinions and associated quotes along with providing the hospital profiles. After going through the profiles, the parents decided to BLK hospital, New Delhi. This was followed by the initiation of the paperwork to come to India.
Getting medical eVisa to India
The case manager helped in getting the Visa Invitation Letter from the hospital. The visa application form was also filled by another team member of Vaidam Health. In addition to this, accommodation near the hospital and pick up facilities from the airport. The visa was received within 72 hours and finally, the patient reached India on 12th May 2018.
The treatment in the hospital
After a complete checkup and investigations were done, the doctors concluded that she had a non-metastatic rhabdomyosarcoma in the genitourinary tract and the treatment included excision of the tumor. The patient was recommended to get the surgery done along with 10 sessions of chemotherapy to destroy any remanent cancerous cells in the healthy tissue. After getting the confirmation from the family, the surgery was scheduled to be performed by Dr. Prashant Jain, senior consultant in pediatric surgery and Dr. Vipin Khandewal, senior consultant in oncology & BMT. The surgery went successfully and the child was discharged after a few days.
After the surgery, chemotherapy was conducted. The patient is recovering well and gradually getting relieved from the signs and symptoms that bothered her previously. “Vaidam has become a lifetime friend, who took care of everything without saying a word,” said Mandina’s mother.