New Delhi, January 30th, 2024: Sarvodaya Hospital, Sector 8, Faridabad has announced the launch of their new initiative ‘Victorious Hearts’ – a new program which provides 26 free heart surgeries for children from the under-privileged sector with congenital heart defects. This initiative, in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Faridabad, will be launched on the occasion of January 26, India’s 75th Republic Day, aiming to celebrate and uphold the country’s promise of sovereignty and equality to every citizen.
This brand-new CSR program will not only involve heart surgeries but also a screening program at Sarvodaya Hospital to identify children with underlying cardiac conditions or those showing early symptoms of potential heart complications. The program will continue to run even after 26th January. Sarvodaya Hospital plans to continue the screening indefinitely and if needed, provide more surgeries, on a case-by-case basis.
Dr Rakesh Gupta, Chairman, Sarvodaya Healthcare spoke about the initiative, “We aim to raise awareness about paediatric congenital heart defects, potential treatments, and the critical importance of timely intervention. We have already conducted many free cardiac surgeries for children in the past with the support of the other organizations and generous individuals. We also welcome other community members to contribute to the noble cause. We plan to make it a recurring initiative which can help these young men and women lead long, healthy lives. I would request everyone to join the initiative and contact us at 9355258181 if you know any child who needs help.”
The hospital has one of the most renowned paediatric cardiac units in the city and the country, comprised of several experienced paediatric cardiac experts and surgeons. A state-of-the-art Cath lab is part of the infrastructure available at the hospital, allowing for timely diagnosis, comprehensive treatment and complete rehabilitation and recovery of patients and in particular, children who suffer from heart-related concerns.
Dr Viresh Mahajan, Director of Paediatric Cardiac Science, Sarvodaya Hospital explained the importance of the initiative. “Congenital heart defects (CHDs) can have severe implications on the child’s health, causing symptoms like rapid heartbeat, difficulty in feeding, respiratory issues, weakness, poor growth and development, hole in the heart, heart attack etc. Through this program, we can hopefully diagnose and treat these problems before they become significant threats to the child’s well-being,” Dr Mahajan added.
The Victorious Hearts initiative is the newest in a long line of initiatives taken by Sarvodaya Healthcare. Previous cardiac initiatives included free paediatric cardiac surgeries for children from India, Afghanistan and Guyana. The team performs more than 1000 paediatric cardiac surgeries per year.
Further, the hospital has performed free cochlear implant surgeries of over 250 children, with the support of the government’s ADIP scheme and provided them with comprehensive support program post-implant. Like the Victorious Hearts initiative, the “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” initiative saw the hospital deliver 25 baby girls, free-of-cost.
Beyond providing care, Sarvodaya Healthcare also conducts weekly free health checkup camps, health talks, health awareness activities and more in nearby localities for both children and adults, as well as free mammography screening programs for breast cancer awareness and prevention.
Sarvodaya Hospital re-iterates its commitment to public healthcare and hopes to provide cutting-edge solutions to the marginalised communities in the NCR region through all such initiatives.