Child’s Parents Call Surgery to Repair Hole in His Heart “A Miracle”

THIRUVALLA, KERALA, India – Believers Church Medical College Hospital gave new life to a one-year-old Indian boy and restored hope for his anxious parents when the medical staff at Believers Church Medical College Hospital (BCMCH) successfully performed a complex surgical procedure to repair a large hole in the boy’s heart.

Aksar’s parents, both day laborers in the Palakkad district of Kerala, had become desperate in their search to find medical help for their search for help for their desperately-ill son. Mansoor and Sabira said that they had lost all hope after they had been turned away by three other hospitals. “Thankfully, this hospital was equipped with all advanced technologies and equipment which helped the doctors pull off this miracle.”

They knew that time was running out when they turned to Believers Church Medical College Hospital in Thiruvalla. The obstacles still appeared insurmountable because Aksar had contracted pneumonia and the trip to BCMSH normally takes five hours. Thanks to a police escort, they were able to make the trip in half that time.

Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Dr. John Valliethu, said that the surgical team began the four-hour operation to repair the ventricular septal defect as soon as the child arrived.

Dr. George Chandy Mateethra, Director of BVMCH, said that following post-operative care and recuperation, Aksar “should be able to lead a normal life.”

The 500-bed Believers Church Medical College Hospital offers state-of-the-art facilities by which the medical team provides affordable, quality care for “the common man” in the spirit of Christ.” The hospital provides a wide variety of medical services that include Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics, Ophthalmology, Psychiatry, Pulmonary Medicine, and Orthopedics.

Believers Church is a GFA-supported ministry. Dr. KP Yohannan, Metropolitan of Believers Church said that his vision is “that the hospital will not only meet a need . . . locally, but will also equip young people to make a difference elsewhere.”

The hospital’s vision is to bring hope and healing with the love of Christ and to be a world-class center of scholarship in the art and science of healing. Though the church was born through the ministry of GFA-supported national missionaries, there is no legal binding between GFA and Believers Church.


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