Mumbai: 10-year-old who suffered from TB gets to be a doctor for a day

  • Aishwarya Iyer, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: May 23, 2015 16:39 IST

Former tuberculosis patient, Aarti Suryavanshi, 10, saw her dream come true when the Sion hospital allowed her to act as a doctor on Friday. With her medicine of choice, chocolate, she treated children for two hours.

“I have seen how the doctors have treated me and that’s how I started liking the profession. I want to become a good doctor when I grow up, so that I can save people’s lives,” said Suryavanshi.

Suryavanshi suffered from tuberculosis (TB). However, she has been cured completely now.

Her father, Hanumant Suryavanshi said, “About a month ago, she was suffering from severe headaches. One night, she vomited twice and fell unconscious. The doctors said she had mild TB.”

During a visit to the municipal hospital in Vashi, Suryavanshi met a volunteer from Make-a-Wish foundation. On learning that she wished to be a doctor, they got in touch with Sion hospital and arranged for the opportunity.

“It was a wonderful feeling to see her assuming the role of a doctor. I wish her great success,” said Dr Mamta Manglani, head of the paediatrics department at Sion hospital.

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