MP: State to be made child heart disease free, says CM
Indore: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced that Madhya Pradesh will be made 'child heart disease free' state.
He also announced implementation of the Mukhya mantri Child Heart Treatment scheme in a new format and that the limit of Rs 2 lakh financial aid will be done away with under this scheme.
Addressing the inaugural of Child Heart Campaign in Indore on Saturday evening, under Child Heart Disease scheme and National Child Security Program said, the Chief Minister said there will be no limit for financial aid under the scheme now. The state government will provide all the funds required for the heart ailment treatment of children.
"A campaign will also be started for children suffering from heart disease. Under this, selected children will be operated upon and treated by expert doctors free of cost. The state government will bear all the expenses, and if needed the treatment will be done in all major hospitals in big metro cities such as Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai."
Chouhan said the state government will arrange free of cost treatment for children suffering from Thalassaemia and diabetes.
Medanta Medicity- Chief Cardio Surgeon, Naresh Trehan, speaking on the occasion, said the state government has started special campaigns, including Child Heart Disease Treatment Campaign, under which not just patient but their family members and society are also being benefitted. Medanta will soon start a facility of Heart and Liver transplant.
A total 371 child heart patients have been chosen by Indore district health authorities who are being given best treatment at hospitals in Indore - Bombay Hospital, Apollo Hospital, Medanta and others -- at the government expense.