Minister Launched the Little Hearts Project
Minister Launched the Little Hearts Project at KG Hospital
  • Why cardiac screening for children?
  • The majority of children who suffer from heart disease have a congenital heart defect. These are structural heart defects with a born child.
  • Over 2,00,000 children are estimated to be born with congenital heart disease in India every year.
  • About 1/5th of these suffer from critical heart disease requiring early intervention.
  • Approximately 78,000 babies die every year due to congenital heart defect.
  • Congenital heart defects include holes in the walls of the heart, narrow valves, valve leaks, and sometimes a combination of multiple defects.
  • Early cardiac screening will help diagnose the disease before the symptoms arise at an early stage.
  • KG Track Record of Social Contributions:
  • Joined hands with the Government of Tamil Nadu for free treatment of people below poverty line by performing heart surgeries and procedures to about 1,600 people.
  • Ilam Sirar Irudaya Paadukappu Thittam :
  • 450 poor children were operated under this noble scheme of the Government of Tamil Nadu at highly subsidized rates.
  • Idhayam Kaappom Scheme :
  • Joined hands with the Government of Tamil Nadu in this benevolent scheme for the poor and down trodden by doing surgeries on 100 very poor patients and this was appreciated by the Honourable Chief Minister
  • Little Heart Foundation scheme for poor children:
  • Under this concept launched by Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, former President of India, more than 500 free heart surgeries were conducted for poor children.
  • I am happy that KG hospital with 47 years of track record and a trust hospital has been rendering yeomen service for the public especially for the children.
  • I am very happy to inaugurate this unique “Little Hearts Project” said Dr.Ma.Subramanian On this occasion, Dynamic Personality of the Decade Award was presented to Dr Ma. Subramaniam by Dr G. Bakthavathsalam
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