Vijayawada: UK team conducts free heart surgeries

This is the 13th such camp and 274 children have benefitted.

VIJAYAWADA: A team of doctors from the United Kingdom have completed 22 free surgeries for children organised at a private hospital in association with Healing Little Hearts, United Kingdom (UK). The surgeries were conducted from March 18-24. Cardiac surgical camp was performed in all 22 complex cardiac surgeries this week. Other surgeries will be done by local doctors as they are not very severe.

Hospital’s children services chief Dr P.V. Rama Rao addressed the media on Friday, Dr Rao said that the Heart and Brain Institute had organised Paediatric Cardiac surgical camp and performed about 22 complex cardiac surgeries successfully this week. He said that a nine-member UK doctor’s team from hospitals like Lady Cilento children’s hospital, Brisbane, Australia, Alderney children’s hospital, Liverpool, UK and Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester performed complex Paediatric Cardiac surgeries.

He said that the team includes paediatric interventional cardiologist, Paediatric cardiac surgeon, paediatric cardiac intensivists, perfusionist, paediatric intensive care nurses who were led by Dr Sanjiv Nichani from UK and Dr Vikram. Hospital MD Dr P.V. Ramana Murthy said that this is the 13th free camp for children since December 2015 and had successfully performed surgeries on 274 children. He said that Healing little hearts, UK team has visited thirteen times so far and many complex heart surgeries were done with their association. He said that surgeries were successfully performed with the team effort of Paediatric Cardiology, cardiac surgical team and Paediatric intensive care team.

Actor Mahesh Babu extended his support for the noble cause. Parents of the patients also expressed their happiness as they are poor. Dr Prem Venugopal, Paediatric cardiac surgeon, Dr Nayan Shetty, Dr Gopi, Dr Chellappan Subramanian, Anuradha, Anand Mohan Patil, Julia, cardiac surgeon Dr Dilip, cardiologist Dr Sreemannarayana and cardiac anaesthetist Dr Ramesh were present.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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