Baby of Vimala was born prematurely (only 6 months in womb) in wee hours of 6th of September,2020 weighing barely 700 gram at birth as she was delivered 'preterm' due to medical complications.
She was brought to Neonatal intensive care unit at Divine Institute of Child Health in Ahmedabad,Gujarat soon after birth. Child is currently on breathing support(HHHFNC) due to compromised lungs and requires warmer care, IV fluids,IV antibiotics, surfactant therapy, phototherapy for jaundice along with serial blood investigations and chest X ray.
From our observations,baby of Vimala happens to be a real fighter just like her parents who hail from tribal background and are currently enrolled in labour intensive work. We--the doctors at Divine hospital feel,she has good chances of survival if given adequate support and care. However,she requires a long term stay and continuous ICU care for this to happen. We have had other extremely low birth weight babies at our unit who survived this difficult transition period in NICU and thrived well,thereafter.
However,when it comes to Baby of Vimala--her father works as a household servant and earns about 100Rs a day(1.4 USD) whereas her mother is a homemaker with no actual income. Till date, hospital bill has come to be around 50,000 Rs (Approx 750 USD). We expect the medical bill to reach upto Rs 3,50,000 to 4,50,000 (5000 to 6000 USD) in upcoming weeks as the child needs sustained medical support for about next 8-10 weeks.
The sole purpose of this fundraiser is to provide financial support for Baby of Vimala's treatment. Every little help from your side will add to the child's future especially when the parents are doing everything they can! Parents as well as treating doctors will be enormously grateful for any support that you could provide with. It will make a huge difference for the baby! Requesting you to pray,help and if possible--donate for a noble cause and keep the humanity alive!