Narayana Hrudayalaya is Pakistani boy gets new life with help from Sonia Gandhi
A 14-year-old boy will return to his home in Pakistan with a new lease of life thanks to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi in yet another instance of goodwill between the two sides. Mobeen Ahmed was suffering from cirrhosis of liver since he was two. There was no transplant facility in Pakistan, and treatment abroad would cost far more than his father Iftakar Ahmad, a cook, could afford. After raising some money, Iftakar, Mobeen and his elder brother Bismil came to Delhi for treatment at the Indraprastha Apollo Hospital. Looking for help, they turned to Gandhi and a staff person from Gandhi's office responded to their request.
The money for his treatment was raised through newspaper advertisements, and upon Mrs. Gandhi's request, the hospital waived its fee and brought down the cost of treatment from 1.5 million Rupees to 600,000 Rupees. Before returning home to Lahore, Mobeen met with Gandhi, who gifted him a cricket kit and some movie CDs.