Apollomedics fulfills cancer-stricken 5-year-old Vedant's dream of becoming a doctor
Apollomedics fulfills cancer-stricken 5-year-old Vedant's dream of becoming a doctor

Under the heart-warming initiative “Nanhi Khwaishein”, Apollomedics Hospital, Lucknow fulfilled the 5-year-old Vedant's dream of becoming a doctor.  Vedant is suffering from Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and is undergoing treatment at Apollomedics Hospital.  He fulfilled his dream by becoming a doctor for a day on Children's Day.

Vedant is being treated under the supervision of Dr Priyanka Chauhan, Consultant, Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplant, Apollomedics Hospital.  Dr. Priyanka said, "Vedant has a passion to become a doctor. Whenever we visit to examine him, he starts saying that first 'I will check you'. He will check his mother by putting a stethoscope and then doctors, staff, others standing nearby and lastly checks the patients. Seeing his enthusiasm, we made him a doctor for a day."

 Describing Vedant's disease, Dr. Priyanka said, "Acute lymphoblastic anemia is a type of blood cancer. It is treatable and if detected early and treated properly, the results are better and the patient becomes healthy.  "

Vedant took a white coat and stethoscope and set out on the hospital rounds.  He examined the patients by following exactly what he had seen the doctors and staff do.  Seeing this, a lively smile was visible on the faces of patients undergoing treatment for serious diseases.

Earlier, under the “Nanhi Khwaishein” initiative, the hospital had fulfilled the wish of a child to ride in a “Thar” car, which was also quoted on X platform by Mr. Anand Mahindra, owner of Thar manufacturing company Mahindra.

Dr Mayank Somani, MD & CEO, Apollomedics Hospital, said, “Apollomedics is committed to not just treating diseases but also to infuse vitality into the patients. Vedant's dream resonates with our mission Nanhi Khwaishein which aims to bring smiles and hope for our pediatric patients. Becoming a doctor for a day is a small gesture, but we believe it can have this profoundly positive impact on a child's recovery process."