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130 poor children born with congenital heart defects benefit from week-long health aid programme in Mumbai

Thane, Jul 11 (UNI) To repair and correct the congenital heart defects among children from disempowered families, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian & Charity Est and Dubai Health Authority have partnered with Fortis Healthcare, Mumbai to fund 130 surgeries in a week-long programme, in observance of ‘Year of Zayed’ that marks 100 years since the birth of late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding father of UAE.
The week-long health aid programme commenced on July 7 and extends
up to July 13, when 130 corrective cardiac procedures and surgeries
were being performed at Fortis Healthcare Mumbai’s Fortis Hospital,
Mulund and S L Raheja Hospital Mahim-A Fortis Associate.
This initiative is supported by UAE AID Program, which also supports
various non-medical charitable events.
Funded by Sheikh Mohammed, Prime Minister of UAE & ruler of Dubai,
under project called ‘NABADAT’ (heartbeat), the initiative helped
children from disempowered families across Pune, Satara, Sangli,
Nandurbar, Raigad, Solapur, Kolhapur, Gadchiroli, Nanded in
Maharashtra, and some children from Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh as
This initiative was announced by His Excellency Ibrahim Mohamed
Bumelha, vice-chairman, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian
& Charity Est.; H E Humaid Al Qutami, director-general, Dubai Health
Authority; Dr Obaid Aljassim, consultant Cardiovascular Thoracic
surgeon, head-NABADAT Mission; Saleh Zaher Almazrooei, general
manager, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian & Charity Est;
Bin Lahij, director of Humanitarian Assistance Dept, Dubai Health
Authority and Mohamed Saleh Ahmed Al Teneiji, Consul General, UAE
along with Dr S Narayani, Zonal director, Fortis Hospital, Mulund &
Dr Bipin Chevale, Zonal director, Raheja Hospital, Mahim-A Fortis
Associate, a release issued by Fortis on Wednesday said.
Team at Raheja Hospital, Mahim-A Fortis Associate is led by Dr
Vijay Agarwal, head, Pediatric Cardiac & Transplant Surgery;
Dwarkanath Kulkarni, consultant, Cardiac Surgeon, and Pediatric
cardiologists Dr Bhushan Chavan & Dr Shubhangi Upadhye.
Team at Fortis Hospital, Mulund is led by Dr Dhananjay Malankar,
consultant, Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon; Dr Swati Garekar, consultant
Pediatric cardiologist; Dr Sachin Patil, lead Pediatric anesthetist
& intensivist and Dr Shivaji Mali, Pediatric anesthetist &
Speaking about the initiative, Dr Obaid Aljassim said, "With medical
and surgical expertise from S L Raheja Hospital, Mahim and Fortis
Hospital, Mulund, we hope to enrich lives of 130 children; families
of these children do not have access to tertiary aid and seek relief
through this initiative. Fondly named ‘NABADAT’ (heartbeat), this
initiative brings us one step closer to reducing the CHD burden
across Maharashtra and the peripheral states."
Dr Narayani said, "We are extremely honoured to be a part of project
‘NABADAT’ and would like to thank Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al
Maktoum Humanitarian & Charity Est. for extending aid to children
from disempowered background, across Maharashtra and beyond. This
association has enabled us to provide these children, a healthy
chance at life."
Dr Chevale added, "Many children with congenital heart defects
(CHDs) do not have access to treatment at the right time, which
ultimately puts them under the risk of adverse outcomes. Through
this empowering initiative, we would be reaching out to 130 such
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