Frequently Asked Questions
Child Heart Foundation (CHF), a national level NGO, headquartered in New Delhi, was established for helping children with heart disease. The organisation focuses on families who are financially challenged and can’t meet the financial requirements for heart surgery or intervention. The journey of CHF started with the above idea by parents who have been through similar situations and have gotten over with their tough part of life now want to “give back” to the needy families.
CHF deals with almost all congenital heart defects and target population is children, age ranges from 0-15 years. We also offer free services for pregnant mothers for fetal ECHO under our JeeVANSH program.
There is no paediatric cardiac care program in several states in India. Families have to travel hundreds of kilometres to reach a centre, which is equipped with basic cardiac evaluation facilities. For treatment if required, Parents have to travel to bigger cities. Besides the expenses involved in travelling and staying in an alien city, there is considerable income loss due to lost work for number of days. This double disincentive often results in further delay to the point of sometimes making it too late for treatment. In Delhi, AIIMS is the only well-equipped government hospital, which have a capacity to deliver cardiac care to CHD children.Donate Now.
Our area of work involves:
- We have Free OPD, where we offer consultation and echo diagnosis for underprivileged children on every Thursday ------- PRADAAN Program
- Financial assistance for treatment ------ CHF HRIDAAN
- Free fetal echo for Pregnant ladies from underprivileged families… JEEVANSH
- Community awareness program------SUGYAAN
- Specialized echocardiography training for pediatricians and neonatologists ---- Hridya Saksham
- We sponsor medicines for children suffering from Pulmonary Hypertension ----- PH Life Care
CHF registered under trust act, 1882. Registration No. 1841 in Book No. 4 Vol No. 17 Dated Jan.7th, 2013 with Sub Registrar HauzKhas, New Delhi.
Yes, you will get tax exemption under 80G of Income Tax Act.
Yes, you can donate specifically for a child’s surgery and you will get complete update about the child pre and post surgery. Click here to Donate
100% of the money will be utilized in the surgery of a child.
Yes! We welcome the volunteer services of photographers and videographers to help us chronicle these life-changing journeys. We also need volunteers to help with grant writing, marketing, in-office administrative duties, event planners and ambassadors to speak with groups.Be a Volunteer
Every day, a mother, father, family member or friend contacts CHF requesting help for a child in need. Those requests come from all over the world. Unfortunately, there are more requests than we have the resources to respond to.
Simply stated, CHF needs charitable contributions from individuals, businesses, companies, foundations and organizations to fund the surgeries. Additionally, despite the fact that we work diligently to gather donations and use all our efforts, there are administrative expenses incurred as with any business or nonprofit organization. These expenses include staff salaries, office operations maintenance and mission-related expenses. The only limitation in the number of children’s lives we can save is the ability to fund more.
In the hospitals we are associated with, the average cost of pediatric cardiac surgery ranges between 1.5 lacs – 5 lacs INR , This excludes the post surgery care and medications.