Why screening for Congenital Heart Diseases (CHD) is Important?
In India- Every year
There are approximately 180000 to 200000 children born with congenital heart diseases( CHD) , only 15000 get treated, rest don’t survive or are added to past years pool of waitlisted children.
1 child is born in every 100 live births with CHD
There are less than 50 centers with pediatric cardiac services and capability of infant and neonatal care. Unfortunately, majority of these are a part of ‘For Profit Institutions’ and less than 10 are in the Government sector.
The scarcity of centers, specialists and lack of awareness regarding these diseases in community makes it a disease responsible for high infant and child mortality in our country. This leads to delay in screening, diagnosis and treatment and ultimately risk to life and family trauma as a whole.
How we Work?
Under PraDAAN™ program, we offer free/discounted screening through echocardiography to children from underprivileged families.
The patients who avail the services are referred from various Government hospitals in Delhi NCR.
Parents contact us through web search for help when they come to know about their child’s condition.
We offer counseling for disease management, nutritional importance and further support for treatment
The screening services are offered on every Thursday at 130, Uday park , New Delhi
Once a month at Siliguri( West Bengal) and Jalandhar( Punjab)
IMPACT- Screened more 18000 children for congenital heart diseases