Why we started this program?
We realized the following facts:
  • Few parents were not coming for scheduled follow ups even after our repeated reminders.
  • Few children discontinue medication after taking it for some months.

When we went deeper into the reasons and the answers shocked us, poor parents could not manage the travel expenses for follow up visits. Due to high cost of medications, on seeing their child get better after few months, the parents stop buying them as buying costly cardiac medicines for one child leads to compromising on feeding the rest of the family.

Under this program parents and caregivers of the patients are provided financial assistance for the cost incurred by them on medicines and outstation travel. The beneficiaries of this program include:-
  • Single mothers
  • Parents with disability
  • Patients from remote locations of the country bearing huge cost on outstation travel
Identification of beneficiaries for the program is done based on referral or community outreach. Adhering to the due diligence process which includes submission of following documents
  • Completed registration form
  • Income and address attested by local Government authority.
  • Attested copies of Adhaar card
  • Copy of date of birth certificate
  • Photographs of the beneficiaries
  • Submission of original copies of bills for medicines and outstation travel for reimbursements
IMPACT- Providing free medications and travel costs to 5 children

More than 20,000 underprivileged children for congenital heart defects has been screened in three locations namely – Delhi, Siliguri and Punjab || Approximately 8000 pregnant women have been screened in three locations namely – Delhi, Siliguri and Punjab || 99 children successfully underwent Heart Surgeries under CHF Hridaan ® Program || Approximately 1,00,000 people have participated in community awareness programs on Healthy Heart || 8 Children with Pulmonary Hypertension are provided life saving medicines at their doorsteps || 4 patients are receiving financial assistance for their cost of outstation travel to access follow up treatments || 75 Doctors from different parts of India have been trained to launch this program on Pan India Level in future || 18 active volunteers are providing 10,000 hours of voluntary service annually