AHMEDABAD: Sarah Shaikh (name changed) was suffering from a rare kidney disease called Lupus Nephritis – a disease which prevents a woman from delivering a healthy baby. On February 15th though, she delivered a completely healthy baby – thanks to the nine-month treatment she received from city-based doctor Pankaj Shah. As a gesture of her thanks, Shaikh named her baby boy after him.
Dr Shah has been treating Shaikh at a nominal charge in a civil hospital as she could not afford the otherwise high treatment cost. A resident of Juhapura area, Shaikh had previously lost two infants as her body produced antibodies which were harmful to the babies. “Women with this type of kidney disorder can’t deliver healthy child. But this disorder can be cured with proper treatment, “said Dr Shah. “We gave managed dose of different medicines with steroid for 9 months to the patient. It is available at a nominal charge at the civil hospital here.” Under Dr Shah’s treatment, Shaikh became a proud mother to a healthy boy and her gesture to name him after the doctor, many would agree, bodes well for not just communities but for humanity at large. (timesofindia)