The Sri Sathya Sai Heart Hospital in Ahmedabad welcomed 21 child paediatric cardiac patients from Bihar who will be operated free of cost under the ‘Bal Hrudya Yojana’. The kids were brought to Ahmedabad for treatment as part of the initiative of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
The children were accompanied by government officers and landed in the city on April 2. They were welcomed by Advocate General, Gujarat Kamal Trivedi and trustees Manoj Bhimani and KB Zaveri of the hospital.
Sri Sathya Sai Heart Hospital in Rajkot is popularly known as “dil without bill’ and is an initiative of the Prashanti Medical Services and Research Foundation, a charitable organization committed to serving the poor and needy citizens of the country.
It provides expensive cardiac surgeries for free and has constructed the country’s single largest paediatric charitable cardiac hospital in Ahmedabad. It has four class 100 operation theaters, two cath labs, pre and post-operation wards, ICU & ICCU among others. It has the infrastructure to conduct a minimum of 5,000 cardiac procedures per year.
It has also entered into an MOU with the government of Odisha, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Bihar to operate 1000 paediatric cardiac patients from these respective states.
It has so far successfully conducted more than 1,700 cardiac procedures since its inception in November 2018 for free.
The hospital in a release said children from the economically weaker sections of the society often do not get proper medical attention and hence they suffer mainly due to their financial condition.
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