IJN docs successfully repair heart of Timor Leste orphan

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 01 Dec 2007

KUALA LUMPUR: Melina Jokita, an orphan from Timor Leste, stepped out of the National Heart Institute (IJN) yesterday with a wide smile on her face after a successful operation. 

The spunky girl was born with congenital atrial septial defect and a mitral valve leakage (hole in the heart) that left her suffering for years in Timor Leste. 

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