Hyderabad, Jan. 30 -- For the first time ever in Telugu states, a team of doctors at Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) in Hyderabad performed a complex heart procedure on a teenager at a cost of Rs 14 lakhs.

The patient, who is a 19-year-old girl was suffering from breathlessness due to a hole in her heart and leakage of blood.

The cost of the surgery was borne by Singareni Collieries, where the girl's father is employed as an SDL (Side Discharge Loader) operator, and would not have been able to afford the expenses of the surgery.

Jahnavi, from Bhupalpally, was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot, a rare condition caused by a combination of four heart complications since birth.

She had undergone open heart surgery at the age...