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Apollo Children’s Hospital partners with Rotary Club of Madras East to help underprivileged children requiring lifesaving heart surgery.

Posted by Apollo Hospitals | 05 Jul,2021

The Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery of Apollo Children’s Hospital, Chennai has partnered with Rotary Club of Madras East to help underprivileged children requiring lifesaving heart surgery.

Of every 1000 babies born, 8 are born with congenital heart disease. In India, on an average, 2.5 lakh children are born annually with heart disease. About half will die before the first birthday, if they do not have access to timely surgery and intervention. The Pediatric Cardiac program caters to children with heart disease from all socioeconomic classes. The program is run with the help of the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Health Scheme, donations from the Save a Child’s Heart Initiative (SACHI Trust) run by Apollo Hospitals, crowdfunding platforms and the kindness, dedication and magnanimity of Rotarians like those belonging to Rotary Club of Madras East (RCME) and the generosity and unlimited support from the Apollo top-management. The joint program between Apollo Children’s Hospital and RCME was launched on July 5, 2021 with an initial target of helping at least 500 poor children over a period of 1 year.

Read more about the Healing Tiny Hearts Project

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05 Jul,2021
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