Why screening for Congenital Heart Diseases (CHD) is Important?
In India- Every year
  • There are approximately 180000 to 200000 children born with congenital heart diseases( CHD) , only 15000 get treated, rest don’t survive or are added to past years pool of waitlisted children.
  • 1 child is born in every 100 live births with CHD
  • There are less than 50 centers with pediatric cardiac services and capability of infant and neonatal care. Unfortunately, majority of these are a part of ‘For Profit Institutions’ and less than 10 are in the Government sector.
  • The scarcity of centers, specialists and lack of awareness regarding these diseases in community makes it a disease responsible for high infant and child mortality in our country. This leads to delay in screening, diagnosis and treatment and ultimately risk to life and family trauma as a whole.

How we Work?

  • Under PraDAAN®; program, we offer free/discounted screening through echocardiography to children from underprivileged families.
  • The patients who avail the services are referred from various Government hospitals in Delhi NCR.
  • Parents contact us through web search for help when they come to know about their child’s condition.
  • We offer counseling for disease management, nutritional importance and further support for treatment
  • The screening services are offered on every Thursday at 130, Uday park , New Delhi
  • Once a month at Siliguri( West Bengal) and Jalandhar( Punjab)

IMPACT- Screened more 20000 children for congenital heart diseases

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