Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital
Kokilaben DhirubhaiAmbani Hospital, besides conducting various health camps at differentlocations, also holds several teaching programmes for lay people in first aid,life support and various areas of public health importance as a part ofcommunity outreach activities.
Furthermore, KokilabenHospital has been supporting the initiative of helping the babies and childrenaffected by congenital heart disorders through the 'Precious Heart' foundation– a social initiative that presents you with an opportunity to save a littleheart, and to give someone a chance to live again.
Precious Heart - Save A Little Precious Heart
In India, nearly 2,00,000to 2,50,000 babies are born with Congenital Heart Defects (CHD) every year,adding to the already burgeoning pool of untreated children with heartailments. With currently available facilities and treatment modalities, 75% ormore of these children with CHD can survive beyond the first year of life, andmany can lead a near normal childhood and life thereafter. However, CongenitalHeart Surgery and Interventions are very resource intensive and expensive.
Kokilaben Hospital has been supportingthe initiative of helping the affected babies by providing very highlysubsidised packages ranging from 1,50,000 to 2,50,000 so that more andmore less affording parents could muster the required finance. Close to 4 to 5children a week are treated by surgery or interventions free of charge.
However, as the problemis so enormous and the subsidy needed is so huge, it is beyond the scope of onehospital to extend this facility to larger numbers of children. Hence, anearnest appeal is made to large hearted individuals and philanthropicorganisations to participate in our mission of giving a new life to all theseunfortunate children with CHD. Every contribution is a direct and tangible wayof sharing your commitment and belief in our hospital. Help us promote thehealth and well-being of our nation’s children so that they get the brightfuture that they truly deserve.