WEB DESK: An 11-year-old boy Abdul Basit meets his super hero, Salman Khan in Mumbai. This resident of Pakistan developed severe jaundice soon after birth.
To prevent complications like brain damage and hearing loss from this condition, Abdul Basit underwent continuous phototherapy at a hospital during the first two months of his life. Thereafter, he was discharged to go home and continue the phototherapy treatment.
As he grew older, his skin thickened and the light penetration decreased, making it less effective. Since the only permanent treatment was a liver transplant, he was referred to the Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals in Delhi.
“With the new liver Abdul has received the enzyme he was not born with and his eyes are pearly white and he has finally bid adieu to his constant companion, the phototherapy unit.” a senior consultant said.
The family of Abdul Basit expressed a desire to meet Salman Khan and was delighted that Abdul Basit meets his hero Salman in Mumbai.