To reduce the waiting list of children in need of heart surgery, RC Faridabad Aravalli, RID 3011, inaugurated an operation theatre and ICU command centre at the Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani International Centre for Child Heart Care and Research, Palwal, in Haryana through a global grant project worth ₹2.5 crore. RC Fort Wayne, US, RID 6540, is the global partner in this project.
With this third OT at the hospital, its capacity would increase from five surgeries a day to seven.Modern equipment such as HFO ventilator, surgical instruments, central monitor station and mobile care giver have been installed at the hospital.
RI President Shekhar Mehta congratulated the club over zoom for completing the project. Gift of Life certificates were presented to two children whose treatment were sponsored by the club.
Past president Saket Bhatia said that already 100 surgeries were performed at the operation theatre, which was functional since March. The youngest patient is Mohammed Swad, a six-day-old infant from Anantnag, Kashmir, and he is now doing well.
Former district secretary and club’s charter president Mohit Anand Bhatia thanked the contributors from 13 clubs across various districts. “This is the second OT set up at this hospital by Rotary, the first one was installed by RC Faridabad Main through a global grant,” he said. The biggest donor is Dr Praveen Kollipara, a founder member of Jyothi Corp and from RC Fort Wayne, who had contributed over $49,000 for the medical project.