Raksha Camp – Save the Little Hearts
Mumbai, November 2017: SRCC Children’s Hospital managed by Narayana Health launches a pediatric programme ‘Rakhsa Camp – Save the little Hearts’, an initiative to save and enrich lives of hundreds of children from across Maharashtra with aid from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund and TATA Trusts.
Mrs. Amruta Fadnavis was the chief guest at the inauguration. Other dignitaries included Shri Madan Yerawar- Guardian Minister, Shri Shiv Kumar Dighe- Charity Commissioner, Mumbai, Shri Kumar Chaitanya- Head of Individual Grants-TATA Trust, Shri Omprakash Shete- OSD to Chief Minister, Chief -CM’s Medical Assistance Cell.
Mr. Arunesh Punetha- Regional Director Narayana Health, said, “Under this unique programme, disadvantaged children from various parts of Maharashtra will be screened for free by pediatric healthcare specialists at regular intervals and treatment options will be provided whenever necessary”.
Today, screening began at 9 am and children from Nasik, Palghar and Yatmal participated in Raksha Camp. Most children were found to be having cardiac ailments and need surgical interventions.
Dr. Purna Kurkure – Medical Director and Sr. Consultant Oncology, Dr. Soonu Udani – Director Critical Care, Mr. Rupesh Choubey – Facility Director along with hospital staff were also present.
SRCC Children’s Hospital, managed by Narayana Health, is a multi-speciality hospital exclusively for children. Of the 207 beds currently operational, 87 have been allocated for Multispecialty Critical Care covering new-borns to adolescents.
It has taken critical care to a higher level with the concept of Level IV care where a qualified team of Paediatric Intensivists will be able to provide Emergency Life Support (ELS) for children with failure of their vital organs including heart, lungs and kidneys. Also available are a team of specialists in Cardiac sciences, Neurosciences, Hematology- Oncology, infectious diseases, Endocrinology, Orthopaedics, ENT, Gastroenterology, diagnostics services and nephrology amongst others.
About Narayana Health:
With all super-speciality tertiary care facilities that the medical world offers, Narayana Health is a one-stop healthcare destination for all. Founded by Dr. Devi Shetty and headquartered in Bengaluru, Narayana Health group is the second largest health care provider in the country in terms of operational bed count. The first facility was established with approximately 225 operational beds in year 2000 at NH Health City in Bengaluru. The Company today operates a chain of multispecialty tertiary and primary healthcare facilities across a network of 23 hospitals and 7 heart centres in India and single hospital overseas at Cayman Islands with nearly 5,900 operational beds across all its centres and potential to reach a capacity of over 6,800 beds (For details, visit www.narayanahealth.org)
About Society for Rehabilitation of Crippled Children (SRCC): SRCC registered under the Societies Act , 1860 and the Maharashtra Public Trust Act 1950. It was established in 1948 to start Children’s Orthopaedic Hospital to assist children affected by polio. So far, SRCC has provided healthcare benefits to 100,000 children. It aims are to organise hospitals and clinics for diagnosis, care and treatment of disabled and other children needing any other medical treatment. To create and educate public opinion on the problem of such afflicted children. Its first effort was to establish the Children’s Orthopaedic Hospital to look after children afflicted by poliomyelitis. As this crippling disease was gradually eliminated, the society started offering its services to children. In 2009 a separate CENTRE FOR CHILD DEVELOPMENT to offer a variety of therapies on out-patient basis, namely physiotherapy, occupation therapy, speech therapy, education therapy and psychotherapy. Education therapy department assists children to do a variety of board examinations.
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