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SRCC Children’s Hospital redefines holistic pediatric care in India, 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

Pix.1,2 :MUMBAI, (GNI): Dr. Devi Shetty, Chairman, Narayana Health, with child patients and their parents on the occasion of World Heart Day celebrated at SRCC Children’s Hospital managed by Narayana Health, Haji Ali, Mumbai – Photo by Sumant Gajinkar

Pix.3- MUMBAI, (GNI): Dr. Devi Shetty, Chairman, Narayana Health, (second from left) addresses media in the presence of (Left to Right) Dr. Pradeep Kaushik (Senior Consultant Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon, Narayana Health SRCC Children’s Hospital), Viren Shetty (Executive Director & COO, Narayana Health), Dr. Supratim Sen (Senior Consultant Pediatric Cardiologist, Narayana Health SRCC Children’s Hospital) and Dr. Dipesh Trivedi (Senior Consultant Pediatric Cardiologist, Narayana Health SRCC Children’s Hospital) on the occasion of World Heart Day celebrated at SRCC Children’s Hospital managed by Narayana Health, Haji Ali, Mumbai – Photo by Sumant Gajinkar

MUMBAI, 28th Sept, 2019, (GNI): 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: Diagnosis

Maharashtra Madhya Pradesh Goa

Cases Screened

980 196 306

Positive Cases

385 71 19

Performed Cardiac Surgeries

166 46 0

Data of cardiac camps done by team of SRCC Children’s Hospital

Addressing to media persons Dr. Soonu Udani, Medical Director, Narayana Health SRCC Children’s Hospital, said, “The hospital conducted series of cardiac care camps across the state of Maharashtra. The Hospital has worked very closely with various state governments including Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Goa to reach out to remote villages for free cardiac camps.”

Dr. Supratim Sen, Senior Consultant Pediatric Cardiologist, Narayana Health SRCC Children’s Hospital, said, “Congenital heart diseases (CHD) account for as much as 28% of all birth defects. The incidence of CHD is around 8-12 per 1000 live births. In India, every year, approximately 240,000 children are born with CHD, of which one-fifth need early intervention to survive the first year of life”. 

Taking the prevalence of CHD into consideration, there are an estimated 25 million (2.5 crore) children, adolescents and adults with untreated CHD in India, which poses a huge challenge and burden on the patients, their families and on society.

Dr. Pradeep Kaushik, Senior Consultant Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon, Narayana Health SRCC Children’s Hospital, said, “Today, due to new technological developments including the development of newer minimally invasive transcatheter techniques and ease of availability of high quality surgical and interventional treatment, if a child is detected to have a congenital heart defect, the long-term prognosis and future for the patient are excellent”.

About Narayana Health SRCC Children’s Hospital SRCC Children’s Hospital located at Haji Ali Park in Mumbai central is a 207 bed tertiary care facility offering multi-speciality services exclusively for infants, children and adolescents. It is managed by Narayana Health with strong credentials in paediatric care backed by SRCC – an institution renowned for serving the needs of children with physical challenges. Designed on international standards the hospital offers affordable, yet world-class medical care with all super-specialities under one roof apart from a complete set of rehabilitation programs.

About Narayana Health: With all superspeciality tertiary care facilities that the medical world offers, Narayana Health is a one-stop healthcare destination for all. Founded by Dr. Devi Shetty and headquartered in Bengaluru, Narayana Health group is the second largest health care provider in the country in terms of operational bed count. The first facility was established with approximately 225 operational beds in 2000 at NH Health City in Bengaluru.  The Company today, runs a chain of multispecialty, tertiary and primary healthcare facilities across India with a network of 23 hospitals and 7 heart centres and a single hospital overseas at Cayman Islands with over 6,200 operational beds across all its centres and potential to reach a capacity of around 7,300 beds.ends

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