Aishwarya Trust in association with Fortis Malar Hospital to extend support to 21 underprivileged children with Congenital Heart Disorders (CHD)


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Chennai, 9th November, 2017: In its many years of journey, Aishwarya Trust is collaborating with Fortis Malar Hospital to conduct awareness campaigns on Congenital Heart Disorders (CHD). Accordingly, a total of 21 children has been identified recently with severe heart ailments. The paediatric cardiac surgeons at Fortis Malar Hospital will treat these children while the trust is going to assist with expenses.

Talking about this initiative, Chitra Viswanathan, Trustee of Aishwarya Trust said “Every year thousands of children are born with severe congenital heart defects in India. Aishwarya Trust seeks to reduce the number of preventable deaths associated with CHD. By funding a part of the surgery, seeking donations and co-ordinating with Fortis Malar, we are able to facilitate such required surgeries. Seeing these children lead happy and healthy lives, has spurred us to redouble our efforts. We hope to increase the magnitude of our assistance in future.”

Dr. Suresh Rao, Head of Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia and Cardiac Critical Care, Fortis Malar Hospital said “There are a lot of underprivileged children who require cardiac surgery and Rehabitation. Ms. Chitra is a great humanitarian and she’s doing a remarkable job by helping the children through Aishwarya Trust. With the support and contribution of Aishwarya Trust, the mortality rate of the children suffering from Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) has reduced significantly.”

Since December 2009, the Trust has been associated with Fortis Malar in supporting needful children with heart diseases. The contribution from the Trust has helped more than 1,600 children in the past, and they aspire to continue their support. Started with an aim to raise awareness for Congenital Heart Disease (CHD), they have also touched the lives of over a lakh of children through their free screening program to enable early detection and timely surgery to save precious lives.

About Aishwarya Trust:

Aishwarya Trust is one of the largest NGOs dedicated to the cause of Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) and its treatment, with an extremely high ratio of successful surgeries. The vision is straightforward: to bring down the infant mortality rate through screening and early detection. Over the last 10 years, it has stood true to their cause, by successfully helping over 1300 children with heart diseases through surgeries, as well as screening around 1,00,000 children from economically-vulnerable families. It has helped children from Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Puducherry, and other parts of India, along with children from 5 African nations (Rwanda, Burundi, Sudan, Nigeria, and Somalia) & Iraq.

About Fortis Healthcare Limited

Fortis Healthcare Limited is a leading integrated healthcare delivery service provider in India. The healthcare verticals of the company primarily comprise hospitals, diagnostics and day care specialty facilities. Currently, the company operates its healthcare delivery services in India, Dubai, Mauritius and Sri Lanka with 45 healthcare facilities (including projects under development), approximately 10,000 potential beds and over 368 diagnostic centres.

About Fortis Malar Hospital:

Fortis Malar Hospital was acquired by Fortis Healthcare (India) Limited in early 2008. The hospital founded in 1992, is established as one of the largest corporate hospitals in Chennai providing quality super specialty and multi-specialty healthcare services. Fortis Malar Hospitals, with 180 beds, focuses on providing comprehensive medical care in the areas of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Neuro Surgery, Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Paediatrics, Diabetics, Nephrology and Internal Medicine. Fortis Malar Hospital has a state of the art Cath Lab and multiple dedicated cardiac operation theatres and intensive coronary care units. Several rare and complex Adult and Paediatric Cardiac surgeries, Orthopaedic and Joint replacements, Neurosurgeries and Plastic reconstruction surgeries have been performed at this hospital.