The World Health Organisation statistics for Tuberculosis in India give an estimated incidence figure of 2.64 million cases. This is a rate of 193 per 100,000 people.
Deepmala, a 6-year-old kid residing in district Bareilly, state of Uttar Pradesh, is one such case. She had an unfortunate accident while playing, which resulted in her being diagnosed with a horrific disease, known as Spinal Tuberculosis.
It is a rare infectious disease of the spine that is typically caused by an extraspinal infection. In December 2019, she suffered paralysis in her lower body and was rushed to the nearest hospital where she was referred to a more advanced medical institution. She was admitted to Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, where the board of medical practitioners advised immediate surgical intervention. Deepmala’s father, Chotelal, is a daily wage laborer and was not in the financial condition to arrange for the several implants and surgical procedures required. She needed to undergo two major procedures, so our hardworking social workers stepped in and made sure that there weren’t any financial hurdles, and that she received the necessary surgical procedures on time.
She successfully went through both surgeries in January 2020 and is fully recovered. We wish Deepmala the best of luck, and even better health. May you be blessed with fabulous opportunities, and rise to the seventh sky!