16-year-old returns home after successful heart surgery

11 Feb, 2024 - 00:02 0 Views
16-year-old returns home after successful heart surgery

The Sunday Mail

Nokuthula Dube

SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD Daphine Unah Jairos returned home yesterday after successfully undergoing corrective heart surgery in India.

Daphine suffered from a severe heart problem that caused her valves to close, affecting her breathing.

She first received treatment for the ailment in India in 2016. However, the condition reappeared last month, leading her to travel to India on January 22 for the operation.

The National Oil Infrastructure Company  of Zimbabwe (NOIC) and the Rotary Club of Chitungwiza funded her trip and medical bills.

Welcoming Daphine at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport yesterday, NOIC commercial director Ms Christine Chikwaiti said: “We are elated today to receive Daphine Jairos, who was part of the 2016 group that we sponsored to travel to India to get treatment.

“She came back to us this year, saying she needed sponsorship to open up her valves. We helped to fund her travel to India for extensive heart surgery, so we are excited that it went well.”

Rotarian Club of Chitungwiza secretary and foundation chairperson Mrs Rose Peters said her organisation assists children in all parts of Zimbabwe.

“We do this by following the database at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals. From 2015, we have helped several children and they all succeeded besides one from Mutoko who did not make it.”

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