NARAYANA HEALTH SRCC Super Speciality Children Hospital successfully performs India’s first of its kind ‘Intracardiac Repair of Tetralogy of Fallot with Bentall operation’ on a 14 year old boy
Over 500 cardiac surgeries performed in last on year 1500 children suffering from cardiac ailments screened in last one year across rural Maharashtra Hospital also to conduct free cardiac screening camp between 29th September – 6th October on the occasion of World Heart Day
Mumbai, September 20, 2018: SRCC Children’s Hospital, a Super Speciality Tertiary Care paediatric facility at Haji Ali managed by Narayana Health, showcased a successful case study of India’s first of kind ‘Intracardiac Repair of Tetralogy of Fallot with Bentall operation’ on a 14 year old boy.
Dr Pradeep Kaushik, Senior Cardiac Surgeon, Narayana Health SRCC Children’s Hospital, identified this child with abnormal function of heart and adopted the Bentall procedure which is a cardiac surgery operation involving composite graft replacement of the aortic valve, aortic root and ascending aorta, with re-implantation of the coronary arteries into the graft. This operation is used to treat combined aortic valve and ascending aorta disease. “This is a case of first time happening in the world since there is no past history on record in medical journals world over of such combined successful operations,” said Dr. Kaushik said.
Dr Kaushik who has operated upon thousands of kids to correct heart disorders, said that “The current comprehensive pediatric heart programmes in India are insufficient to take care of the massive national burden. Plus, most of these are in the private sector, with a limited capacity to subsidies costs of care. Generally parents are lacking in healthcare awareness and the need of the hour is of quality healthcare and treatment for children”.
Narayana Health -SRCC Children’s hospital is a known destination in this region for every critical aspects of child care and cardiac surgeries is one of them. In last one year, the hospital performed operation over 500 children for various cardiac disorders. In fact, the hospital under the guidance of Narayana Health have done cardiac camps across Maharashtra at Mumbai, Pune, Nashik, Sangli, Kolhapur, Amravati, Beed, Satara, Malegaon, Daund, Nandurbar etc and have screened around 1500 children at these camps suffering for various cardiac ailments. A sizeable of children in these regions needed immediate cardiac surgeries,
Dr Suprotip Sen, Senior Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon, Narayana Health SRCC Children’s Hospital who spearheaded the yearlong cardiac camps done across Maharashtra said, “These innocent children need immediate medical attention and due to their financial challenges they are not been able to get treatment. There are various government initiatives under which such children could be treated. We have treated over 70% children with cardiac disorders through financial aids from the state government.”
Here are some of the findings of the camps done in last 12 months across Maharashtra:
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Dr Sonu Udani, Medical Director, Narayana Health SRCC Children’s Hospital said, “The hospital performed these 500 surgeries in record time of 12 months which is also the first operational year of the hospital. The hospital is equipped with top class medical facilities and experienced medical doctors and support staff. The hospital is capable of handling the most critical paediatric medical cases and deliver world class medical facilities for children of Mumbai and adjoining cities.”
The hospital announced free cardiac screening camp between 29th September - 6th October for children on the occasion of World Heart Day.
With India's population in excess of 1.2 billion, and a birth rate of 19.3/1000, it can be estimated that nearly 2, 20, 000 children are born annually with heart defects. This translates into the sobering fact that India has the largest burden of congenital heart defects in the world. The Indian Academy of Pediatrics has identified birth defects of the heart as a major contributor to infant deaths in the state of Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, and Himachal Pradesh.