August, 2018, Mumbai: On the occasion of Independence Day, Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital has taken initiative to make children independent from cardiac aliments by organising Free Paediatric Cardiac Camp at hospital premises. Mr Ness Wadia, MD Wadia Group, Shri. Omprakash Shete, Chief, Chief Minister’s Medical Assistance Cell, Mantralaya & Dr Minnie Bodhanwala, CEO Wadia Hospital and more than 100 parents with their kids were present during the inauguration ceremony. Post screening eligible cases for Cardiac surgery will be done for free at Wadia Hospital.
Details of the Cardiac Camp:
The Free Paediatric Camp Will be held from 13th – 18th August, from 10am to 3 pm.
Venue: Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital, Parel.
For registrations contact: Shivkumar Tadka- 9769646070, Dr Niranjan Gaikwad-9987032924, Dr Suhas Pawar-7738162050
Thus nearly 1,50,000 children are born each year with CHD. Of these 60,000 to 90,000 suffer from critical heart disease and need timely intervention to ensure survival. Due to general lack of awareness, approximately 10% of infant mortality in India can be accounted for by CHD alone. This is because most births occur in India without the supervision of a paediatrician or Neonatologist. Even when CHD is suspected there is a significant time lag before referral to a Paediatric Cardiac Centre for intervention. In addition, there is a marked paucity of trained Paediatric Cardiologists and Paediatric cardiac surgeons across India and especially in the semi-urban and rural areas.
Dr Minnie Bodhanwala, CEO, Wadia Hospital says, “In 2017, we had conducted 200 Paediatric cardiac surgeries and this year we wish to conduct 500 more surgeries. This independence day we at Wadia Hospital endeavour to free every kids from cardiac ailment by offering 2d Echo, ECG & Cardiac Consultation and Cardiac surgery to the eligible cases without any cost.”
“Happy to inaugurate the free cardiac screening camps for children during Independence Day” Said Mr Ness Wadia, MD Wadia Group. “Our effort is to provide affordable, quality treatment to all kids coming at Wadia Hospital! This is yet another initiative that we are doing! With the continued support of the government, we hope to launch many more of such initiatives” adds Mr. Wadia.
Shri. Omprakash Shete, Chief, Chief Minister’s Medical Assistance Cell, Mantralaya Said “We appreciate the efforts taken by the cardiac team at Wadia Hospital to stand for such a noble cause to free children from cardiac element. Through Chief Minister relief funds, we have helped so many patients all across hospital in Maharashtra by giving them a new lease of life by providing them with financial assistance for surgeries.