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Over 2,000 kids await cardiac care in AP

Over 2,000 kids await cardiac care in AP
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Ramesh Hospital (RH) Managing Director Dr Potineni Ramesh Babu said that about 2,500 children suffer from paediatric cardiac disease in the newly formed Andhra Pradesh.

Vijayawada: Ramesh Hospital (RH) Managing Director Dr Potineni Ramesh Babu said that about 2,500 children suffer from paediatric cardiac disease in the newly formed Andhra Pradesh.

Addressing the media here on Thursday, Dr Ramesh Babu said of the 2,500, only 500 operated on device closure or open-heart surgery, survive and the rest face the risk of loss due to lack of proper treatment.

A press meet was organised by the two paediatric cardiac surgeons of RH, Dr Sridhar Reddy and Dr Benedict Raj, who represented from AP at the 7th World Conference on Paediatric Cardiac Diseases, held at Barcelona Spain from July 17 to 21.

About 6,000 paediatric cardiac surgeons from across the globe participated in the conference and 200 surgeons from India took part in the event.

Dr Sridhar Reddy and Dr Benedict Raj had made poster presentation on ‘International Quality Improvement Collaborative’ in the conference.With the help of NTR Vaidya Seva and MLNC Trust, the paediatric cardiac surgery was performed for Rs 75,000.

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