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The Neurology team at FMRI is in constant touch with Roona Begum’s parents and take regular feedback on her progress. A few local doctors have also been identified and provide reports on her health. We are grateful for the support of people who made this possible for Roona, as she has fought odds to survive and now has miraculously shown tremendous progress....

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Roona Begum, a one-year-old child from Tripura was allowed to go home by doctors after nearly four months of treatment to correct a rare disorder that caused her head to double in size. Her treatment was partly paid by funds raised by two Norwegian students who started an online campaign after seeing her photos. Doctors allowed a one-year-old Indian baby to go home...

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Video and news articles View the video of Roona Begum’s latest surgery here. See the latest news articles about Roona Begum below: France24 G1 Globo La société solidaire des hommes et durable pour la planète MBL AFP Blog...

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From Fortis Foundation: 1. (27.05.2013) Baby Roona is doing well in the isolation room. She is on 80 ml feed every 2 hourly. A POP (Plaster of Paris) helmet has been ordered for her for further cranial molding. Rest same conservative management is being followed 2. (28.05.2013) One episode of fever which was brought down with sponging. Helmet still awaited. Feed...

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Update 16 – MyGoodAct is paying 1 900 000 INR (35 000 USD) for Roona’s treatment

Update 16 – MyGoodAct is paying 1 900 000 INR (35 000 USD) for Roona’s treatment

By on May 21, 2013 in Updates | 0 comments

It has become clear that Roona’s treatment is much more complex than anticipated. The initial prediction of the cost for one surgery was 1700 USD. However she needs more than only one surgery and she needs to be treated for a long period. Fortis Healthcare and Fortis Foundation flew Roona Begum in for treatment in mid-april. The cost of her treatment has...

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Update 15 – Indian medics conduct ‘perfect’ op on baby’s swollen head

Update 15 – Indian medics conduct ‘perfect’ op on baby’s swollen head

By on May 15, 2013 in Updates | 0 comments

By Ammu Kannampilly (AFP) NEW DELHI — Doctors carried out life-saving surgery Wednesday on an Indian baby suffering from a rare disorder that caused her head to swell to nearly double its size, in a case that aroused sympathy worldwide. AFP was given access to film the surgery on 15-month-old Roona Begum, during which doctors used a surgical drill to pierce her...

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