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Amrita Hospital, Kochi conducted a free screening camp for children with heart diseases in Trichy, Tamil Nadu. The event was conducted in collaboration with Bloom to Life, a US-based humanitarian organisation working to save the lives of children with congenital heart disease. On February 4th, specialists in paediatric cardiology provided diagnostic evaluations for approximately 150 patients....
Key Points Amrita Hospital, Kochi, organised a free screening camp in Ramanathapuram District, Tamil Nadu, focusing on diagnosing congenital heart defects in children. Approximately 270 children received diagnostic evaluations, and 130 of them will undergo free treatment including 45 surgeries at the hospital in Kochi.   The initiative, led by Dr. R. Krishnakumar and supported by...
Each year in India, between 200-250,000 children a congenital heart defect.  A substantial proportion of them continue to die or become disabled because they do not have access to timely intervention.  A number of factors contribute this unfortunate situation.  This includes missed and delayed diagnosis due to lack of awareness at the level of primary...
The Departments of Hematology, Pediatric CVTS, Pediatric Cardiology, and Medical Oncology, Amrita Hospital, Kochi, celebrated Children’s Day on November 14, 2022. Bri. Sai Bala, Nursing Director, Amrita Hospital, inaugurated the event along with Dr. K Pavithran, Head, Dept of Medical Oncology. More than 50 children who underwent various treatments at Amrita Hospital attended the event...
The entire prize money of Rs 50 lakhs will be donated to the Amrita Heart Care Foundation which funds heart surgery for needy children Nationally renowned paediatric cardiologist Dr. Krishna Kumar who heads the Department of Paediatric Cardiology at Amrita Hospital, Kochi, has been honoured with the prestigious Sitaram Jaipuria Foundation Award 2022 for Excellence...
Three patients with complex heart problems have just been given a new lease of life, thanks to the technology of 3D printing. Hari Krishna, 19, Izam Azeez, 15, and 2-month old Ram suffered from heart problems that were so complicated and severe that they were reaching life-threatening levels. Yet, conventional scanning methods were unable to...
Athmika’s mother was terrified when she first saw and held her newborn daughter. She could see her baby’s heart beating just below the skin of her chest as there was no bone covering the front of her chest. It was discovered that Athmika was born with a rare birth defect called ‘congenital absence of sternum’...
KOCHI: Paediatric cardiologists at a private hospital in Kochi relied on 3D printing technology to create a model of their 11-year-old patient’s heart prior to performing complex multiple surgeries to fix anomalies. The girl from Thrissur was diagnosed with dextrocardia (condition in which your heart points toward the right side of your chest instead of...
KOCHI: Even as cost of health care in the private sector shoots up considerably, birth defects are not covered under the existing health insurance schemes which make it financially burdensome for parents to treat their children with such defects. On the other hand, in the case of carrying mothers, the insurance companies charge hefty premium to...
KOCHI: A 15-day-old baby boy with a congenital heart problem, who was being taken in an ambulance by road from Mangaluru to Thiruvananthapuram (almost 600km away), was admitted to Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in Kochi on Tuesday, following the intervention of health minister K K Shylaja as the child’s condition was critical. The baby,...
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