The foundation has celebrated its first ever milestone of 1000 heart surgeries in eight years at The Leela Palce, Bangalore. The historic ceremony “Keep The Beat” was a grand success amidst of patients and their families, donors and doctors form partner hospitals. O.P Khanna the chairman of NHF proudly announced that out of one thousand heart surgeries that has been performed so far, 506 were children and 57 senior citizens. While the Needy Heart Foundation has been supporting patients from across the country, a majority of them are from Karnataka and neighbouring states.
The NHF has been leading by example for the last few years by treating patients from the lower socio economical background with an objective of preventing finance from being a hurdle in the treatment process. The trusts vision is to eliminate deaths due to heart disease, for lack of money or knowledge.
“We hold our meetings at our partner hospitals at Manipal, Wockhardt Hospitals and Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology. With the support of hospital staff, management and through our website, we coordinate with patients, doctors and donors,” Xavier said. “And we don’t have a corpus fund either.”
He calls the journey a miracle and narrated his experience in working for NHF. “An autorickshaw driver found treatment for both his children. Now, he talks about us and the organization with most of his commuters.”
Here is hoping that the Needy Heart Foundation reaches the next one thousand surgeries milestone very soon. You have every chance to join this next edition thorough your support.