Need to start? In this program, parents who based on symptoms suspecting heart ailment in their children or who are referred by some physician come for free consultations on every Thursday to our Delhi Child Heart Centre
Who are the Patients? Parents who are economically poor and cannot afford to go to corporate hospitals and also parents who have to wait for days for consultations in Government hospitals because of excess patient load.
Need to start? Keeping the fact that most of the congenital heart patients require treatment in first year of their life, poor parents find it impossible to raise funds for treatment which can run into lakhs. They end up losing their children as the waiting period at Government hospitals is too long. We enrol the children who are diagnosed with any congenital disease at Delhi Child Heart Centre into our Child Heart Foundation and raise funds for their free treatment.
Who are the Patients? Poor parents who get a new lease of life on seeing their children getting back to normal life after the successful treatment.
Need to start? During Pregnancy, normal ultrasound is carried out as general practice but there are certain congenital diseases which are not visible in normal ultrasound and can thus get ignored. The need is therefore to get early screening and detection of heart defect for appropriate future decisions to be made
Who are the Patients? At Child Heart Foundation, we are the only one centre where this evaluation is done free of charge for economically poor pregnant ladies.
PH LIFE CARE™: FREE PULMONARY HYPERTENSION MEDICATION
Need to start? (PH) is a rare but life-threatening disease that affects the blood pressure in the lungs. There is currently no cure for the disease, and living with pulmonary hypertension is not always easy. There are, however, treatments that can help ease the symptoms of the disease and improve patients’ quality of life.
Who are the Patients? The target community are children and adults suffering from PH and cannot afford the daily medications. CHF funds their medicines.
SUGYAAN™: COMMUNITY HEALTHY HEART AWARENESS PROGRAM
Need to start? Data shows that four people die of heart attack every minute in our country and the age group is between 30 to 50 years. 25%of heart attack occurs in people less than 40 years. 900 people under the age of 30 years die of heart attack every day in India. The objective of this program is to create awareness about all the causes and factors which could prevent heart disease in general.
Who are the Patients? This program connects us with the young children, adults also with the school/institute staff and indirectly the individual families thus the impact is much more.
Hridya Saksham™: Specialized training of pediatric cardiologists.
Need to start? India faces a huge burden of pediatric congenital heart diseases. There is a marked difference between the number of pediatric cardiologists needed versus the number available. To fill in the gap and train more doctors for early diagnosis