MP: Children ailing from heart diseases to get free surgery
Eight doctors from a charitable hospital, Narayana Hrudayalaya of Bengaluru, are on a tour of Madhya Pradesh to identify children who need immediate heart surgeries.bhopal Updated: Jul 20, 2016 19:11 IST
Eight doctors from a charitable hospital, Narayana Hrudayalaya of Bengaluru, are on a tour of Madhya Pradesh to identify children who need immediate heart surgeries.
150 children identified for immediate open heart surgery
Till now, 150 children from Bhopal, Vidisha, Rajgarh and Sehore have been identified for an immediate open heart surgery. The team visited Hoshangabad district on Wednesday to identify other critical cases.
The surgeries would be free of cost for the children.
Narayana Hrudrayalaya and the Madhya Pradesh government have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) under Mukhyamantri Bal Hriday Upchar Yojna in this regard.
Chief medical and health officer Dr Veena Sinha told HT, “We are happy to collaborate with Narayana Hrudrayalaya, they are known internationally for critical heart surgeries. Out of 150, 58 children are in an extremely critical condition -- they will be treated first.”
Team will visit other districts to identify more patients
The team will continue its visit to other districts to identify more patients.
Prior to this, the health department and the state Early Intervention Resource Centre had made arrangements for treatment for children with down syndrome, Sinha added.
A woman allegedly killed her six-year-old ailing son and committed suicide at Talpura village in Budhni tehsil on Monday. Devansh was born with a hole in his heart, and following his birth she suffered from depression as she had failed to get his heart surgery done.