KATRA, Jan 29: Five children suffering from congenital heart disease were treated using Interventional Cardiology (minimally invasive procedure alternatives to surgery) at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Kakryal under Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK).
The Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) was launched in February 2013 under National Rural Health Mission with a new initiative aiming at early identification and early intervention of over 27 crore children from birth to 18 years to cover 4 ‘D’s viz. defects at birth, deficiencies, diseases, development delays including disability.
The children diagnosed with illnesses receive follow-up including surgeries at tertiary level, free of cost under NRHM. They were treated by Prof (Dr) Hemant Madan, Senior Consultant, Cardiology and Paediatric Cardiology.
Prof Madan specified that the dividends of early cardiology intervention would be huge including improvement of survival outcome, reducing the extent of disability, improving the quality of life and enabling all children to achieve their full potential.
Dr (Brig) Man Mohan Harjai, Chief Administrative Officer of the SMVDNSH stated that SMVD Narayana Superspeciality Hospital is committed to provide quality healthcare services to the community, especially to children and for this the hospital has been empanelled with Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK). He further stated that the magnitude of the congenital heart disease is enormous (8-10 children in every 1000 children are born with the problem of Congenital disorder) and resources are very limited.
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Kakryal is a well-established state-of-the-art cardiac sciences center including Paediatric Cardiologist, Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Paediatric trained Anaesthetist and dedicated Cardiac Operation Theatre.