Free heart operations for children

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    In the framework of the international program of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, doctors from Dubai conduct free heart operations for more than 100 Indian children in Mumbai.

    The Dubai Health Authority and Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation established the “Nabadat” program (Arabic for heartbeat). Within the framework of the “Nabadat” program, children whose parents are not able to pay for the treatment of congenital heart disease receive free medical care.

    The team “Nabadat” includes cardiosurgeons, anesthesiologists, resuscitators, perfusionists, nurses, etc.

    Within the seven-day program, which began on July 7, doctors will operate and examine more than 100 children under the age of 14 suffering from congenital heart disease.

    To date, doctors have already successfully performed 32 open heart operations in the hospitals of Fortis, Mulund and Saint Rachey in Mumbai.

    In addition, specialists diagnose free children are not the subject of diseases of the cardiovascular system.

    The head of the Dubai Health Authority, said that Nabadat is one of many humanitarian initiatives undertaken by the UAE around the world. And this program gives children the opportunity to lead a normal healthy life.

    Ibrahim Bu Melha, deputy chairman of the board of trustees of the charity fund of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said that the fund fully pays for drugs and doctors.

    Saleh Al Tunayji, the consul general of the UAE in Mumbai, highly appreciated the humanitarian initiative and visited the children who had operations.

    Dr. Al Jasim, head of the Department of Cardiac Surgery at the Hospital of Dubai, noted that in some cases, children have more than one congenital disease, and they require prolonged treatment.

    According to him, many families have overcome more than a thousand kilometers to get to Mumbai and show their children to the doctors.

    The goal of the Nabadat initiative is to reduce the economic burden faced by families of children with congenital heart problems, help children to overcome the disease and live happily.