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With an Accurate Medical Diagnosis and Management, 12-Year-Old Joshua from Tanzania Now Knows the Medical Problem He Suffered from and its Remedy

12-year-old Joshua Stephen Maluka suffered from high blood pressure. Doctors in his home country of Tanzania diagnosed that he has a cardiac condition. But on visiting the best nephrologist in India with his parents, he got to know that even if he was hypertensive, the problem did not lay in his heart but his kidneys. Strange but true, here, his father talks about their medical trip to India.


Where did you go for treatment in India?

We went to Fortis Escorts Heart Institute in New Delhi and consulted Dr. Ajay Kher.


When did you get to know that Joshua has a kidney condition?

Joshua was diagnosed with a heart ailment in Tanzania, though the doctors could not narrow down on exactly what cardiac problem my son was suffering from. Thereafter, when we came to India, he underwent a re-evaluation in which he was thoroughly checked and what was diagnosed was completely unexpected: The doctor told us that one of the kidneys of my son is smaller than the other that resulted in its low efficiency.


Joshua Stephen Maluka, Tanzania, Solitary Kidney Treatment in India


What did Dr. Kher advice?

Joshua has been provided with medicines for a course of 6 months. Looking at his condition, Dr. Kher did not jump into any major conclusion of a surgery. He advised us to come back again after the completion of the course of medicines. Depending on the condition of the kidney at that time he will decide whether a surgery is required or not. A medical management is also provided for high blood pressure.


How was your experience at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute?

Fortis Escorts Heart Institute is the best kidney hospital in India that harbors not only a praiseworthy medical infrastructure but also expert doctors. With his accurate diagnosis, Dr. Kher explained to us how the small kidney contributed to his high blood pressure and what precautions should be taken to curb any deterioration of his overall health. We are happy that he did not have to undergo a surgery right away and that we are finally aware of his health problems that can be met with proper medicines.


When did you decide to come to India for Joshua’s treatment?

As he was initially diagnosed with a cardiac problem, we were looking for the best cardiologists for his treatment and came across Vaidam Health’s website online. It was after enquiring in their website that the team reverted to us with information regarding the best cardiac centers in India and assisted us to get an appointment at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute.


What other assistance did you receive from Vaidam Health?   

In our two weeks medical trip to India we never felt helpless and alone. Vaidam’s team has been with us all along. Since the time we got in touch with them, the team has not only helped us with options for the premium healthcare centers but has also imparted valuable information about the treatment and the best doctors. When Joshua was diagnosed with the kidney condition, my case manager helped me to get in touch with one of the best nephrologists in the same hospital. We were always accompanied by one of the operations team members who helped us out with the formalities and billing at the hospital. Everything has been very smoothly administered, organized and arranged in time and I am very happy with their services.

Author Name
Bipasha Mitra

Published Date
: 06-Mar-2018

Bipasha Mitra 

After completing her Bachelors Degree in English and PG Diploma in Journalism, Bipasha started her career in writing. With an eye for detail and a creative bent of mind, she emphatically crafts patient's stories, and pens blogs and articles understanding what the readers want to know and should know for their medical treatment.

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