Heart Care Foundation of India partners with IMA to help save girl children

Heart Care Foundation of India partners with IMA to help save girl children on the 1st anniversary of its project the Sameer Malik Heart Care Foundation Fund

Together they will provide 32 free surgeries to young girls suffering from heart disease and who otherwise cannot afford treatment

Marking the successful completion of one year of its key project, the Sameer Malik Heart Care Foundation Fund, Heart Care Foundation of India today announced its partnership with the Indian Medical Association towards the cause of saving the gril child. Under this partnership, IMA will help identify and adopt 32 girl children from across the country suffering from congenital heart disease, in need of surgical intervention but who are unable to afford the treatment. The Sameer Malik Heart Care Foundation Fund was launched a year back with the basic ideology of ensuring that no person dies of a heart disease just because of their economical background.

Addressing the Press Conference, Padma Shri Awardee, President, Heart Care Foundation of India and Hony. Secretary General, IMA, Dr K K Aggarwal said, “Out of every 1000 live births, one child is born with congenital heart disease. Despite the fact that in today’s day and age surgery in children with complex heart disease is absolutely safe, every year about 78,000 infants born with congenital heart disease in India die due to lack of medical care. We at Heart Care Foundation of India believe that no person, irrespective of their financial status deserves to die just because they can’t afford treatment. Through the Sameer Malik Heart Care Foundation Fund, in the last one year we have been able to provide the best possible financial and technical assistance needed for the cure of any form of cardiac problems to almost 279 patients. We hope to continue our endeavour of making a difference to the society in the future through the newly forged partnership with IMA.”

In the past one year, Sameer Malik Heart Care Foundation Fund has successfully helped 279 patients from the underprivileged section of the society. It has supported surgeries of 103 patients and averted surgeries of 176 people. The breakup of the surgeries includes 43 Congenital Heart Disease, 18 Valve Replacement, 11 Stent, 14 Bypass surgeries, 4 pacemakers and 10 Angiography. All surgeries were performed at the best hospitals of Delhi NCR. 38 surgeries were done in Medanta – The Medicity, 42 surgeries were done in National Heart Institute, 7 surgeries were done in G.B. Pant Hospital, 4 surgeries were done in in Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, 3 surgeries were done in Fortis and 9 surgeries were done in All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

Speaking on the alliance with HCFI, Dr. L.P. Thangavelu, National Vice President, IMA, said, “IMA is proud to be associated with Sameer Malik Heart Care Foundation Fund, a noble initiative of Heart Care Foundation of India and together we will strive towards ensuring that not a single person is devoid of the basic right to live a healthily life. Communication has been sent to all the State Presidents and Secretaries of IMA to adopt one child each in the next 3 months.”

Mr. Harish Malik, one of the key supporters of the fundsaid, “We are glad that the fund has been successful in bringing a difference in the lives of hundreds of people. With each life saved, Sameer continues to live in our hearts.”

The patients who have benefitted from the fund were present at the conference as special guests. Other dignitaries who were present were Dr. R.N.Tandon, Hony. Finance Secretary, IMA and Mr. Vivek Kumar, Trustee, Heart Care Foundation of India.

The helpline number +919958771177 for the Sameer Malik Heart Care Foundation Fund is open from Monday to Saturday from 9 AM to 5 PM. Individuals who wish to apply online can download the application form from the website, http://heartcarefoundationfund.heartcarefoundation.org/. An expert committee comprising of notable individuals would assess all applications received by the fund. Once sanctioned, the funds would be directly deposited in the bank account of the medical establishments treating the patient.