Multan—Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi Institute of Cardiology (CPEIC) is the only institute in South Punjab catering to the facility of Paediatric Cardiac surgery. Muhammad Rawal, a three month old infant hailing from Rajanpur, was brought to CPEIC three days back with some heart problem.

“We came here three days back. I am a labourer of Rajanpur and have four kids. Rawal is the youngest. We are satisfied with his treatment here,” said Rawal’s father Muhammad Tahir. He is suffering from Ventricular Sceptical Defect (VSD)- a hole in the wall between the right and left ventricles of the heart. This abnormality usually develops before birth and is found most often in infants, said Dr Arif Zulqarnain, a Paediatric Cardiologist at CPEIC.

Jeff Blake

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