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Pediatric Cardiac Society of India 20th annual conference held in Nava Raipur

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The Times Of India
14th October, 2019 11:33 IST

RAIPUR: On inaugural session of international conference of Pediatric Cardiac Society of India-Sanjeevani 2109, several renowned pediatric cardiologists from across the globe participated to address Congential Heart Disease (CHD) in India. The three day event is organized by non profit organization Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani International Centres for Child Heart Care -which provides free of cost CHD treatment for children in Nava Raipur.

The conference shed light on the complex case studies of infants congenital heart diseases treated in Satya Sai Sanjeevani International hospital- which provides free of cost cardiac surgeries and its treatment to children. The institution had empowered the 'aanganwadi' workers in Chhattisgarh by training them in using the digital equipment- digital steth device' for screening congenital heart defects in children of rural areas.

As per Pediatric Cardiac Society of India stated in its 20th annual conference CHD is the latest epidemic in India with the country accounting for 46 percent of the global CHD population. Nearly 10 out of 100 children suffer from CHD in India and with an estimated 25 million children, adolescents and adults with untreated Congenital Heart Disease in India, according to data released by the Ministry of Health.

Pediatric Cardiac Society of India 20th Annual Conference Organized by Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani International Centres for Child Heart Care Addressing Cogenital Heart Disease (CHD) in India: India accounts of 46% of global CHD population 25 million children and adults in India with CHD Late diagnosis, malnutrition, poor awareness leading to rise in CHD.

This annual conference of surgeons, health professionals and paramedics was held at the Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Centre for International Cardiac Care in Raipur. The special focus for this year was on humanitarian models of healthcare with an emphasis on developing and sustaining pediatric cardiac programmes in lower and middle-income countries. The conference is a first- of- its- kind one aiming to bridge the divide between the known and emerging pediatric cardiac care centers in new geographies. Papers and talks were presented on pediatric cardiology, pediatric cardiac surgery, pediatric cardiac anesthesia, pediatric cardiac intensive care, perfusion technology and pediatric cardiac nursing. Dr Hisashi Nikaidoh from USA, considered a doyen of pediatric cardiac surgery said, "It is important that we all stay curious, turn our gaze and provide special emphasis to this aspect of cardiology which is the turning to be one of the biggest afflicters of today's children" Over 25 international experts and 200 officials from state governments, representatives from the National Rural Health Mission , surgeons and paramedics from the pediatric cardiac fraternity focused on improving the delivery of child heart care.

Established in the year 1999, the Pediatric Cardiac Society of India (PCSI) is India's Premier Body representing the entire spectrum of Pediatric Cardiac Care Givers. The Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Group of Hospitals currently provides pediatric Cardiac Care to children suffering from Congenital Heart Disease, in three of its exclusive pediatric cardiac care hospitals in Chhattisgarh, Haryana and Maharashtra. In addition, the Sanjeevani Group would look to invest close to Rs 300 in setting up two more such hospitals in West Bengal and Gujarat. These hospitals would be supported by 250 medicals centres established across India in the coming years.

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