Children get free treatment for congenital heart problems

Written By Unknown on Senin, 15 Juli 2013 | 22.23

MUMBAI: Chief minister Prithvi Raj Chauhan and Charity Commissioner VK Jadhav visited Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre in Mumbai last week to see four children (all below 6 years of age) from Satara district. These children had undergone emergency heart surgeries for congenital heart defect.

The four children had been referred to Jaslok by the charity commissioner and were admitted under the indigenous class. Under this scheme, all charges were borne by Jaslok Hospital. The hospital has offered free beds and free of cost medical examination and treatment to the four children.

Dr. Suresh Joshi, director of cardio vascular thoracic surgery at Jaslok Hospital said ,''Ideally, the four children should have been operated below the age of 6 months. They are lucky that they have survived so far. Due to late presentation, there has been high pressure in the lungs and hence the recovery may be delayed by a few months. One of the four was a Blue Baby with more complicated defects. The children can expected to go home within a week's time".

Jaslok has set aside 2% of its total patients' monthly billing to an Indigent Patients' Fund (IPF) account, funds from which will only be spent to treat indigent and weaker section patients. The hospital has also earmarked 10% of its total beds for indigent patients, and another 10% at concessional rate to weaker section patients.

Dr R Pulgaonkar, CEO of the Jaslok Hospital said, "We have always been doing our best and following the hospital's vision to ensure that quality healthcare is provided to all regardless of their caste, creed or financial ability. Last year, we actually exceeded the stipulated amount to be spent on treatment of backward patients. We welcome the Charity Commissioner's scheme once again and will do our best in helping to correct the deteriorating public health system in the city".

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