NH-SRCC Hospital to conduct 200 cardiac surgeries per month for needy children under various Government schemes
Around 1,400 children suffering from cardiac ailments screened in last one year across rural Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Goa
Mumbai, September 28, 2019: Every year 2.4 lakh children in India are born with Congenital Heart Diseases and one-fifth of them need specialist treatment in their first year! On the occasion of World Heart Day, SRCC Children’s Hospital managed by Narayana Health announced that it will conduct 200 cardiac surgery per month for needy children under various Government schemes as part of its gesture of giving back to society. Dr. Devi Shetty, Chairman, Narayana Health, visited child patients and addressed several focus groups at NH-SRCC Children’s Hospital, Mumbai, on World Heart Day 2019.
NH-SRCC Children’s Hospital, which has completed 1,000 child heart surgeries, has redefined holistic pediatric care in India and leverages super-specialist care and new technological developments including the development of newer minimally invasive transcatheter techniques and ease of availability of high quality surgical and interventional treatment for children detected with congenital heart defects (CHDs).
Dr. Devi Shetty, Chairman, Narayana Health, said, “Ayushman Bharat will herald a dramatic and significant increase in the number of heart surgeries done especially on children in India. Even after 15 years of successful operation of Yeshasvini, micro health insurance remained predominantly a southern and western Indian phenomenon but with Ayushman Bharat families and children from northern, central and eastern India will also benefit. Narayana Health’s Bangalore hospitals conduct 12-16 heart operations on children from 76 countries and the only way to reduce cost of heart surgeries is to increase the number of surgeries. We at Narayana Health are investing in technology to digitise healthcare and heart care as well as give patients access to online platforms to induce early diagnostics, treatment and care.”
In the last one year, a team of paediatric cardiac specialist doctors screened nearly 1,400 children across remote villages of Maharashtra, Goa and Madhya Pradesh. It was observed that over 33 per cent of children were found positive with cardiac ailments and over 14.3 percent patients were treated with cardiac surgeries.
State-wise data of cardiac camps conducted:
Performed Cardiac Surgeries
Data of cardiac camps done by team of SRCC Children’s Hospital