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Patient: Navya Naidu

This promising student still battles with failing kidneys and has to undergo painful and costly dialysis treatments.

Last updated: 09 Mar 2014 11:36
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Navya, who struggles with kidney problems, must undergo dialysis three times a week [Al Jazeera]

Twenty-three-year-old Navya lives on the outskirts of Bangalore with her father, mother and grandmother. An excellent student, she had won a scholarship to study business management at a local college.

Navya is struggling with a failed kidney. She has kept her spirits up and remains optimistic even though she must undergo dialysis three times a week - an expensive prospect for Navya, since it costs $20 per session.

Navya’s father is a contractor who can no longer work as a result of a motorcycle accident a few years ago. The family survives on income from their cow whose milk they sell.

Two years ago, her grandmother had donated a kidney to Navya. During our revisit, we find Navya back in hospital.

Indian Hospital Revisited, a special two-part interactive addition to our original series, can be seen on March 13 and March 20, 2014, at the following times GMT: Thursday: 2000; Friday: 1200; Saturday: 0100; Sunday: 0600; Monday: 2000; Tuesday: 1200; Wednesday: 0100

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