Philips partners with Rotary Bangalore Indiranagar to provide free medical assistance to underprivileged children

Rotary Bangalore Indiranagar

Rotary Bangalore Indiranagar – Philips India has recently joined with Rotary Bangalore Indiranagar to provide free medical assistance, surgery, and post-surgical care to 300 impoverished children aged 2 to 12 years by the end of 2023.

The alliance aims to address the pressing demand for quality healthcare and ensure access to basic cardiac care services for children from low-income families. Philips and Rotary Bangalore Indiranagar have previously teamed with Jayadeva Hospital, Manipal Hospitals, and Fortis Hospitals in Bangalore to provide these surgeries at a reduced cost.

Over 200,000 children are born in India each year with congenital heart abnormalities (CHD). Over 70,000 children are diagnosed with severe CHD and require expert medical care before the age of one year. This genetic cardiac muscle disease can lead to sudden death or gradual heart failure. Genetic cardiomyopathy is also poorly understood among the poorest.

Rotary Bangalore Indiranagar

Early symptoms are usually modest and are misdiagnosed as typical new-born disorders such as infections and maladaptation to life outside the mother’s womb. With the majority of paediatric cardiac expertise concentrated in urban areas, it is very uncommon for paediatricians, particularly those in rural areas, to seek alternate diagnoses for an unwell baby with CHD. This wastes valuable time before the situation is corrected.

This collaborative endeavour between Philips and Rotary Bangalore Indiranagar highlights the company’s dedication to humanitarian needs and well-being, and it resonates well with Philips’ mission that everyone deserves access to great healthcare. This collaboration intends to improve the overall well-being of impoverished children in India and to set a precedent for future collaborations that stress inclusive healthcare.