Yet another chapter unfolded in the Healthcare Mission of Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani, which completes 5 years of operations in November 2017. After conducting close to 4000 Totally Free Pediatric Cardiac Surgeries, an exclusive Pediatric Cardiac Cathlab was dedicated to the service of children of the nation at Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Centre For Child Heart Care, Naya Raipur, Chhattisgarh on October 29 2017.
The Centre shall provide Totally Free of Cost Pediatric Cardiac Cath Interventions for the poor of the country and several other developing countries.This Lab is a boon to thousands of children who will be healed here at this divine temple of healing. The advantage of this state of the art equipment is that selected heart defects could be closed without having to do an open heart surgery. The child can walk back home within a day of the intervention.
Rotary Club of Raipur Greater, Rotary Club of Fort Wayne, under a Rotary Global Grant support this endeavor in a unique collaboration towards Nation Building through healing Little Hearts.
The procedures carried out in a Pediatric Cardiac Cath Lab include closure of congenital heart defects, treatment of stenotic heart valves, balloon angioplasty & stenting of congenitally narrow blood vessels, diagnostic angiography in preparation for surgery, permanent & temporary pace marker implantation and radio frequency catheter ablation for resolution of tachyarrhythmias or fast heart beats.
On October 29 2017, the Department of Pediatric Cardiology at the Hospital – Dr Munesh Tomar , Dr Yogesh Sathe and Dr Atul Prabhu performed three Cath Interventions – the first child being 3.5 yr old AYUSH, an apt name for children coming to be treated at the Centre.