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Launching of Sahasra Hrudyam
17 Oct 2017

Rajagiri Hospital has taken a decisive step to give common man access to cardio-vascular treatments. The hospital has launched Sahasra Hrudayam, a project aimed to provide economically weaker patients in the state with financial support for cardiac surgeries.
Dr. T.M Thomas Isaac, Hon’ble Finance Minister inaugurated the project at Rajagiri Hospital, Chunangamvely, Aluva. The minister stressed the need to create more public awareness to identify cardiac ailments, so that people are able to consult doctors for early diagnosis. This would substantially bring down the cost of treatment. A healthy medical sector effectively forecloses all situations where the patient’s financial state stands in the way of advanced treatments. Projects like Sahasra Hrudayam can bring fundamental changes in heart attack and heart failure care in the state and are the need of the hour, he said.
Fr. Johnson Vazhappilly CMI, Executive Director and CEO of Rajagiri Hospital in his presidential address said that our country accounts for a large percentage of cardiovascular disease burden worldwide in terms of both death and disability. Kerala, with the genetic predisposition of people, unhealthy food habits and sedentary lifestyle is standing ahead of all other Indian states in disease burden. ‘Sahasra Hrudayam’ stems from the CMI’s vision, towards removing barriers that deny an underprivileged person, ‘A Life in Abundance’. With the launch, the effort is towards bringing to all, equitable access to cardiac care facilities. Sahasra Hrudayam’s aim is to touch the Hearts of a 1000 marginalized cardiac patients in a span of 5 years by offering cardiac surgeries at highly subsidized rates ' Fr. Johnson Vazhappilly said.
Shri. Anwar Sadath, MLA launched the website Dr. Maj. Gen (Retd) M.N.Gopinathan Nair, Medical Director, Rajagiri Hospital and Dr. Shiv K Nair, Head of the department and Senior Consultant, CVTS, addressed the inaugural session. Edathalla panchayat president Smt. Sajitha Abbas launched the special Prana privilege card.
Rajagiri hospital is equipped with a full-fledged Cardiac Science Wing in order to combat the ever escalating cardiac disease burden.The state of the art Cardiac Sciences Wing, under which Cardio Vacular and Thoracic Surgery (CVTS) teams work together is a visionary endeavor that aims to tackle all heart related ailments. The CVTS team is led by Dr. Shiv K. Nair, Senior Cardiac Surgeon, with a vast experience of 13000 heart surgeries, to his credit.
Be a part of the Sahasra Hrudayam: To meet the health care challenges faced by the needy heart patients, the project calls for support, towards forming the Sahasra Hrudayam fund. To donate and for further details contact, Project Manager (Helpline) -7356600884

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