Heart Surgeries for Children- Healing Little Hearts

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Beginning 2004 this initiative helps cure a child forever by mending a hole in his heart i.e. repair of congenital heart defect. The surgeries are performed at the best of Hospitals in the City of Kolkata and would normally cost more than a lac of Rupees. However with support from the Hospital Authorities and donations and grants, we have managed to get surgeries by spending about fifty thousand rupees per child.

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Specification and Technical Details About the Project:

Healing Little Hearts is a project undertaken by Rotary Club of Calcutta Mahanagar since the year 2004 to support heart surgeries of children upto the age of 5 years having congenital heart disease and coming from financially challenged families unable to afford the cost of surgeries. This initiative helps cure a child forever. The beneficiaries of the surgeries have been patients in India as well as from neighbouring countries like Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan.

List of Hospitals tied up with:

  • 1. B M Birla Heart Research Institute, Kolkata
  • 2. R N Tagore Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Kolkata
  • 3. Mission Hospital, Durgapur

Cost:

The surgeries are performed at best hospitals in the city of Kolkata and would normally cost almost Rs.1.75 lacs. However with the support from the hospital authorities, donations and grants, we manage to get the surgeries done spending upto Rs.75 thousand per child.

Impact:

The Project has been able to remedy and cure the problem related to congenital heart disease of the child thereby making them lead a normal and healthy life, which otherwise could be fatal. The treated child is also assisted in post surgery care which helps in returning to a normal life in due course of time. The project is a source of unthinkable happiness to the whole family and coming generations of the child. In the last 11 years, more than 800 children have benefitted.

Visibility:

The Project generates tremendous goodwill for all partnering organizations in the eyes of the patients and their families and the doctors and the hospitals attending to the same. Several art shows, musical functions organized to generate funds for the project will also feature the partnering corporates prominently. In the events organized by the Club, the contribution of partnering organization shall be prominently showcased.
The partnering organizations get recognition worldwide since the project is showcased in the Rotary World through website, bulletin and news magazines of the Club. The Club will take due care to publish and print the names of the partners in all publicity campaigns and functions held by the Club all round the year. The corporates can recommend patients from amongst their known which can add to its goodwill.

Accountability:

A dedicated Committee of the Club is always in charge of the Project and takes care of the accounting in respect of all funds raised and spent for the Project.

Desirability:

With the joining of hands between the Club and partnering Corporates, the Project could be scaled up phenominally.

Contact:
CSR Secretariat : E-302F Kamlalaya Centre, 156A Lenin Sarani, Kolkata – 700 013
CSR Principal Contact: Rtn. Vinay Kumar Agarwal (+91 93310-17111, vkacompany@gmail.com)
csr.rotarymahanagar@gmail.com | www.rotarycalmahanagar.org.in

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