Hyderabad: A 20-month-old girl from Pakistan is set to undergo a cochlear implant Friday at Apollo Hospital here, thanks to an Indian NGO.The implant will enable Khadija to hear. Khadija was born deaf to Adnan Adeel and Shehr Banu in the Pakistani port city of Karachi. "We came to know of the problem four months after her birth and we were worried about her future," Shehr Banu told IANS.Khadija is the couple`s second daughter. Adeel is an electrical engineer in Karachi."I came to know about SAHI (Society to Aid the Hearing Impaired) through the Internet. I am grateful to them for offering the device free of cost as a gesture of goodwill," said Adeel, who arrived here a week ago.While the device costs $20,000, the surgery expenses will around $5,000 to $6,000, he said.
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