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Fortis Malar and Round Table International join hands to save little hearts In Tamil Nadu

Fortis Malar Hospital today announced its association with Round Table – MART 100, MMRT 3, MMLC 4 to further strengthen the ecosystem that supports underprivileged children with heart ailments. The partnership aims to enhance the accessibility of cardio healthcare for children belonging to the weaker section of the society by eliminating cost barriers.

“Socio economic status should never be the barrier when it comes to accessing quality healthcare. Through this initiative, our mission is to make quality paediatric cardiac care accessible to poor children who are suffering from heart disease,” said Dr. K R Balakrishnan, Director – Cardiac Science, Fortis Malar and an internationally renowned Indian Cardiac Transplant surgeon. “In this era of rising healthcare costs and increase in paediatric heart ailments, I am confident that this association with Round Table International will enable us to save more little hearts and secure the future generation.”

Established as one of the largest corporate hospitals in Chennai, Fortis Malar will offer comprehensive paediatric cardiac treatment including pre and post transplant for under privileged children. With its presence in every continent around the world, Round Table International will offer financial support to these needy children.

Commenting on the initiative, Chairperson Prachi Shah (MMLC4) Representative from the Round Table and Ladies Circle Fraternity said “we are a community service based and non profit organization that is committed to serve and support underprivileged children with congenital heart defect by providing funds for heart surgeries”. Chairman Satish Mehta (MART100), said “ we believe every child with CHD deserves a chance and no parent should loose a child because they cannot afford the treatment for heart surgery and we are delighted to be rolling out this initiative in Tamil Nadu especially with Fortis Malar which has been providing quality super specialty and multi-specialty healthcare services and the only hospital in South-East Asia to have conducted over 150 successful heart transplants and to people across the globe.”

Dr. M. Anand, Chairman (MMRT3) “I am confident that our small role in this initiative will serve the greater purpose of saving little hearts.”
Children below poverty line, who have tncm insurance and children from financially underprivileged families will be eligible for this scheme
About Fortis Healthcare Limited Fortis Healthcare Limited is a leading integrated healthcare delivery service provider in India. The healthcare verticals of the company primarily comprise hospitals, diagnostics and day care specialty facilities. Currently, the company operates its healthcare delivery services in India, Dubai, Mauritius and Sri Lanka with 45 healthcare facilities (including projects under development), approximately 10,000 potential beds and over 356 diagnostic centres.

About Fortis Malar Hospital: Fortis Malar Hospital was acquired by Fortis Healthcare (India) Limited in early 2008. The hospital founded in 1992, is established as one of the largest corporate hospitals in Chennai providing quality super specialty and multi-specialty healthcare services. Fortis Malar Hospitals, with 180 beds, focuses on providing comprehensive medical care in the areas of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Neuro Surgery, Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Paediatrics, Diabetics, Nephrology and Internal Medicine. Fortis Malar Hospital has a state of the art Cath Lab and multiple dedicated cardiac operation theatres and intensive coronary care units. Several rare and complex Adult and Paediatric Cardiac surgeries, Orthopedic and Joint replacements, Neurosurgeries and Plastic reconstruction surgeries have been performed at this hospital.

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