A two year old girl, Esther Fiyinfoluwa Adetoro, is suffering from congenital heart disease (tetralogy of fallot), appealing for N6m special aid and intervention from the general public to correct the defect through surgery.
The father of the girl, Olusegun Adetoro, who spoke with journalists on Tuesday in Akure, showed the medical enchocardiography report that first diagnosed her of the disease, dated January 15, 2020.
In the medical report from Biket Medical Centre, Cardiac Consultation Unit, Osogbo, Osun State; signed by the Medical Director, Dr. A.D. Adenle, said the left atrium is not dilated, while the right atrium is dilated.
The 2-dimensional echocardiography report detected some defects with the vein, atrium, ventricle, great arteries, pericardium, pulse wave doppler amongst others, making life unbearable for the baby and family.
“The left ventricular outlook tract is unobstructed and the flow is laminar. The aortic valve is tri-leaflet with no evidence of significant stenosis or regurgitation. The left and right coronary arteries were clearly identified following the normal course,” the report read.
He also showed the second medical report from the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital Complex, Akure, Ondo State, with Ref: UNIMEDTH/408/068/ dated May 4, 2020, which demanded N6m for surgery.
The report, signed by Dr. O.A. Olubosede, declared that the “Child is diagnosed with a congenital heart disease (Tetralogy of Fallot). She will be needing about six million Naira for the surgery to correct the defect.
“The child is the 3rd and last child in a monogamous family. The parents are middle class civil servants unable to meet the financial obligation for the corrective surgery and therefore need financial assistance.”
Mr. Adetoro, who lives at No 4 Igbatoro Road, Akure, revealed that they had spent a lot of money to sustain the life of the child despite their poor financial income as civil servants.
He appealed to government at all levels, philanthropists and general public to come to the family’s aid to save the baby. He can be reached on 08068702540, while his wife’s number is 07034847726.
The account details are as follows: Adetoro Cornelius Olusegun, Union Bank, 0111057750.