For a week, Nov. 8 to Dec. 5, a programme will be conducted to help people below the poverty line.
Bangalore, Nov. 21, 2018.
Eight doctors from England will visit India, specifically Coimbatore, to conduct free heart surgeries for children between November 28 and December 5. This programme is being hosted by the Vijaya Hospital. The children who are between ages five and 18 will be able to benefit from free heart surgeries.
The increase in heart problems amongst adolescents and teenagers is the main reason behind this initiative. There have been cases registered of heart attacks for children who are ages between five and 12, some caused by early age diabetes.
A doctor at Ganga Hospital in Coimbatore said, “This is a really good programme implemented, because we have very few doctors who are ready to carry out free treatment.”
A health expert claimed that the reason we have to rely on doctors from foreign countries, and not doctors and surgeons from our own country, is because very few doctors are ready to offer free treatment to people. Free treatment in rural areas is not effective and properly carried out, since a lot of government hospitals in rural areas are not properly equipped with the necessary medical instruments.
A nurse from Vijaya Hospital said, “A lot of people from rural areas and people below poverty line (BPL) will benefit from this, since free treatment is something they can afford.”