Jammu: Narayana Superspeciality Hospital (SMVDNSH), Kakryal, performed successful cochlear implant surgeries on three congenitally deaf children.
A cochlear implant is a small, complex electronic device that helps provide a sense of sound to a person who is profoundly deaf or severely hard-of-hearing. This unique surgery is performed only in a few selected Hospitals in the country.
The Hospital statement said that despite the advantage of transforming the lives of children who are not able to hear and speak from their birth, most of the children suffering from such a disability, are not able to undergo surgery due to lack of awareness and on account of the fact that the procedure costs about Rs. 7-8 lakh.
It said that the 3 children – Ayan Rashid, RutbaTabassumand Daneshwar Singh comes from poor families and their parents had lost all hopes, as they were not able to afford this procedure due to its very high cost.
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board has provided the implants free of cost and also provided free rehabilitation treatment to these children under its ArogayaYojna. The surgeries were performed by the Hospital’s surgical team led by PadmashreeDr. J.M. Hans (Delhi) and Dr. Rohan Gupta, consultant ENT in the Superspeciality Hospital, Kakryal.
“The surgery was carried out successfully, free from any complications and the children were discharged on the fifth post-op day”, informed Dr. Rohan Gupta.
Dr. Man Mohan Harjai, chief administrative officer of the Hospital, stated that “on the directions of the chairman, SMVDSB, Governor, J&K, the Shrine Board has been engaged in assisting the poor and weak sections of the society and the Hospital is committed to providing high quality healthcare services to the society at large”.