The Alfred Solomon Heart Foundation partially funded the overseas training for Mr Sundara Rajan, Pediatric Cardiac Perfusionist, Apollo Hospital, Chennai by sending him for specialised training in pediatric perfusion to Starship Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand.
The Alfred Solomon Heart Foundation recently sponsored free screening for 20 poor children with heart disease at the Phoenix Heart Center (www.phoenixheartcentre.com). The foundation wishes to thank pediatric cardiologists-Dr Muthukumaran and Dr Prasad- for their services which they provided cheerfully free of cost. Many of these children have been identified for heart surgery/ intervention free of cost. One child required urgent surgery as he was very sick and the Alfred Solomon Heart Foundation funded the surgery. The child is making a smooth recovery at Apollo Children’s Hospital, Chennai.
“Dr Muthukumaran and Dr Prasad, Pediatric Cardiologists screened 19 poor children with heart disease. 10 children have been identified for surgery and 4 for intervention. The open heart surgeries will be performed by Dr Neville Solomon and the interventions (pin-hole surgery) by Dr Muthukumaran at Apollo Children’s Hospital. The ASHF sponsored the echo and cardiac evaluation for these children. Funds are being arranged for these children via the Save A Child’s Heart (SACH) program run by Apollo Children’s Hospital, Chennai. The Apollo management has been very kind in subsidizing this work.”