Free congenital heart surgery for poor children at Fortis Escorts

SRINAGAR: Children below the age of 18 years, belonging to BPL families and suffering from congenital heart disease can now undergo free heart surgery at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute New Delhi thanks to Rotary Clubs of J&K.

Parents and guardians of children desirous of availing the opportunity have been asked to register their names with Chief Coordinator Rotary Club of Rajouri, K.K. Langar on 9419170603 e-mail [email protected] alongwith domicile proof, echo report, three passport size photographs, BPL certificate and medical information form.

The patients can also get themselves registered at Srinagar with Kids’ Rehabilitation Clinic, Society for Special Children, Pandrethan, Srinagar Contact No. 9419000189 or e-mail address [email protected]

Preliminary screening of the patients will be done by experts at Jammu on July 05. In case patients desire arrangements can be tied up for preliminary screening at Srinagar as well. Final screening of the patients will be held onJuly 21 at Government Hospital Gandhi Nagar, Jammu where eminent Paediatric and Congenital Heart Specialist Dr. Krishna S. Iyer will screen the patients. Children finally selected will be operated at Delhi.

The travelling expenses upto Delhi and local expenditure including boarding and lodging at Delhi will have to be borne by the patient. However, the cost of open heart surgery will be met by Rotary under their scheme called “Gift of Life”. 

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