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FREE PEDIATRIC CARDIAC OPD CONSULTATION

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In India, we still strive to spread awareness towards, Congenital Heart Diseases in children.
It can be estimated that there are less than 50 centers in India with the capability of infant and neonatel cardiac service with a minimum annual caseload of 200 operations. The majority of these are a part of “for-profit institutions” and fewer than 10 of these are in the government sector.

People such as labourers, Hawkers, daily wagers have hardly enough money to visit a doctor or have any general information about a child having a heart ailment.

Some of them even ignore the symptoms, and ultimately a life is always at risk. With idea of saving every little life through our little efforts started at Child Heart Foundation, Free OPD and consultation program on every Thursday in our Delhi Child Heart Centre.

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.

Sometimes, people living in rural and remote areas lack the basic health awareness of their families especially children. To increase the existing condition of Pediatric care, the Child Heart Foundation initiated its Weekly OPD Program at its registered office at South Delhi in partnership with various government hospitals of Delhi and whenever, the Child Heart Foundation came across with families facing financial crunch, the family gets registered. The process of registration is duly followed with proof of income and referral letter from a doctor and after undergoing cardiac evaluation and recommendations. Once a family is confirmed to be in need financial help, they are rostered. CHF next starts looking out for avenues to garner resources and thereby support the families.

An Echocardiography (An echocardiogram, echo or heart ultrasound) provides the Pediatric cardiologist with moving images of your child's heart. It can let the doctor know how the heart is contracting and whether there are heart defects, such as holes within the heart or narrowed valves. Echocardiograms are done for many of the same reasons as electrocardiograms, providing additional information in diagnosing an enlarged heart, ischemia, pericarditis, valve disease and chest trauma. The procedure can be performed on infants, children and adults to get information about how the heart is working. Echocardiograms use high-frequency sound waves that are reflected off the surfaces of the heart to create a picture on a TV monitor. Electrodes are placed on the chest to monitor the heart rhythm. Then, a transducer (which is like a microphone) is placed on the chest with warmed gel. Two-dimensional, color-enhanced images then appear on the screen. This echocardiogram is similar to those done on pregnant women to see the unborn baby (fetal echocardiogram). The echocardiogram is a non-invasive, pain-free procedure that is performed by a specially trained Pediatric cardiologist. Echocardiography and Electrocardiogram and the children who come for free OPD consultations can avail these tests for free. The main aim of this program is to improve cardiac health in children and not let the defects go undiagnosed which would lead to threat to life of the child.

How we Work?

To increase the existing condition of Pediatric care, the Child Heart Foundation initiated its Weekly OPD Program at its registered office at South Delhi in partnership with various government hospitals of Delhi and whenever, the Child Heart Foundation came across with families facing financial crunch, the family gets registered.
The process of registration is duly followed with proof of income and referral letter from a doctor and after undergoing cardiac evaluation and recommendations. Once a family is confirmed to be in need financialhelp, they are rostered. CHF next start looking out for avenues to garner resources and thereby support the families.

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.

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