About PH Life Care Program
Pulmonary Hypertension(PH) is a rare but life-threatening disease that affects the blood pressure in the lungs. In PH, the heart needs to work harder to properly pump the blood to the lungs, causing symptoms like shortness of breath (dyspnea), fatigue, dizziness or fainting spells (syncope), chest pressure or pain, swelling (edema) in the ankles, legs and abdomen (ascites), bluish color to the lips and skin (cyanosis), and irregular heartbeat. 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.

IMPACT- Providing free PH medications to 8 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