- Sri Sathya Sai Heart Hospital in Ahmedabad is India’s single largest pediatric cardiac medical center
- In the last two years, Hospital has performed more than 1,500 heart surgeries completely free of cost
AHMEDABAD: A nine-month-old girl who had congenital heart disease was fully operated on and recovered at Sri Sathya Sai Heart Hospital, Ahmedabad. When Bhagyashree, hailed from Indore, Madhya Pradesh diagnosed with a hole in the right side of the heart, she was referred to this hospital. A team of surgeons performed the critical surgery for one hour and completing a device closure procedure gave a new life to the girl child.
Speaking about the surgery Dr. Ashish Supre and Dr. Supreet Ballure from Sri Sathya Sai Heart Hospital said “This was one of the rarest cases of congenital heart disease. Generally, such cases found in one or two children per thousand. The child diagnosed with such disease suffers from clinical symptoms like congestive heart complications and hypertension. When Bhagyashree was brought here, her weight was just 4.4 kilogram with a threat to her life.
After conducting tests and reports, we had only two options. Either perform a surgical procedure or do the device closure. The device closure option was very challenging. To remove a defect sizing 8mm, in-depth planning was required. Apart from that, we also need to take care of procedure timing and other medical factors. However, our expert team accepted the challenge, and the procedure was completed in the hospital without any complication. Within two hours of the surgery, a tube was removed from the girl and she was back to normal. After a two-days normal stay, she was discharged from the hospital.”
It’s noteworthy that Sri Sathya Sai Heart Hospital performed the surgery completely free of cost. All the cost right from bringing the girl and her family from Indore to Ahmedabad, staying at the hospital, surgery, medicines, and drop her back to Indore from Ahmedabad. Every cost was bear by the hospital.
In the last two years, Sri Sathya Sai Heart Hospital has performed more than 1,500 heart surgeries at completely free of cost. The hospital has signed distinguish MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the state governments of Odisha and Madhya Pradesh under which all the children suffering from heart disease are treated here. To date, 845 patients from Odisha, 312 from Rajasthan and 242 children of Madhya Pradesh have got a new life from the hospital. Apart from these three states, children from other eight states have also received treatment at the hospital.