Ahmad Darya

Ahmad Darya | Eight years old | Afghanistan

In June, eight-year-old Ahmad Darya, was brought in an unconscious condition to the emergency department of the Nusai Comprehensive Health Centre (CHC) with abnormal vital signs. He was suffering from shortness of breath, chest pain and increased heart rate. Doctors at Nusai CHC were unable to identify Ahmad’s condition. As a result, the case was shared with Faizabad Provincial Hospital’s (FPH) paediatric department.

Dr Hamed Nazim, Paediatrician, and Nader Hakimov, Surgeon and Head of Nusai CHC, through a live teleconsultation, presented the emergency case to Dr Akbar Beghash, Head of the Paediatric Department at FPH. After a detailed discussion and examination of Ahmad through a live teleconsultation, Dr Akbar concluded that Ahmad was suffering from chemical poisoning and diabetic keto-acidosis, a life-threatening condition that develops when cells in the body are unable to get the sugar (glucose) they need for energy.

Both teams worked together as emergency treatment was administered to Ahmad. He regained consciousness after eight hours. Over the course of the month, he recovered completely at Nusai CHC and was discharged from the hospital in July.

Nusai CHC is located in a remote area of Badakhshan province and does not have a direct route connecting it to FPH. Travellers have to encounter geographical barriers along with security threats. If Ahmad’s condition had not been diagnosed timely, it would have cost him his life. His family was very pleased with the AKDN eHealth Programme as it allowed them to consult a specialist in a timely manner.

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