Faisalabad girl dies at Indian hospital after heart surgery

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LUDHIANA: A seven-year-old girl from Faisalabad, who was undergoing treatment at a hospital in India, passed away on Tuesday.

According to reports, Zainab had three holes in her heart with the left side of her heart not working.

Zainab’s father said the doctors at Faisalabad’s Institute of Cardiology had recommended that the seven-year-old be taken to India for treatment.

“Following their recommendation, we took our daughter to Ludhiana where she had surgery last night,” her father said.

The seven-year-old was moved to the intensive care unit (ICU) after her surgery and the next 24 hours were said to be critical.

Zainab lost the battle for her life at 4 am on Tuesday.

Earlier it was said that the bereaved family was facing difficulties in bringing Zainab’s body back to Pakistan and her father, in a video message, had sought the help of authorities concerned. However, it was reported on Tuesday evening that the minor’s body had reached Pakistan via the Wagah border.