In what could have been now a moment of mourning and weeping for the family, the Army hospital in Assam’s Hattigor has given a new life to a five-year-old girl, who was suffering from infectious encephalitis. The hospital treated the girl free of cost and gave her new life after her parents couldn’t take her for further treatment due to the financial constraints.
Little Seema Boro would have died and her family would have been in state of great sorrow, but she is now leading a normal life, all thanks to Dr Captain Nikita Srivastava, who gave her a new lease of life.
Seema Boro’s parents, residents of Shantipur village in Udalguri district, Assam, had lost all hope and accepted the fate of their seriously ill daughter after they had given their best with whatever they had and could afford. They had taken her around to private hospitals in Tezpur and Guwahati. But, they had to take her home as they couldn’t afford the treatment cost.
But, as life sometimes is, destiny has shown another door to the parents of the child. Seema’s saddened parents came to know about the Army’s Red Horn Division’s field hospital, situated in Hattigor, which renders medical services to not only the soldiers but also the common people. They brought the little Seema, who was in near coma state, to the hospital.
It was here that the family couldn’t believe its luck when it met the young lady medical officer, Captain Nikita Srivastava, who immediately diagnosed that the little girl was suffering from infectious encephalitis.
Nikita Srivastava took it as a challenge to get Seema back to normal and after due discussions with her Commanding Officer, she started her treatment. She also consulted a well-known Pediatrician in her home town Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh to take his advice for Seema’s treatment. It is said that the Army unit’s vehicle would pick her up, everyday, in the morning and dropped her home in the evening after the treatment. And said this daily check-up went on for about three months during which Seema started showing remarkable signs of improvement.
Thanks to the Army field hospital, Seema Boro got a new lease of life and is now leading a normal life. Thank you Indian Army, thank you Captain Nikita Srivastava for taking the pain in bringing Seema Boro’s life back to normal.