Haryana government releases 1.84 crores for treating 219 children suffering from heart diseases

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An amount of Rs 1.84 crores have been released for treatment of 219 children suffering from heart diseases in Haryana. Haryana Health Minister, Anil Vij has informed.

A newborn baby getting examined by a doctor. Photo courtesy- jpr.mazums.ac.ir

Photo courtesy- jpr.mazums.ac.ir

While stating this in Chandigarh on Saturday, the Health Minister said that under the National Child Health Program, 211 teams of   Health Department have been constituted to examine children studying in government schools and registered at Anganwadi Centres across the State, for heart diseases. Such children are referred to Early Intervention Centres established in each district for examination and treatment.

Vij said that following this, those children who are diagnosed as suffering from heart diseases and are in a serious condition, are sent to government hospitals or big hospitals recognised by the government.

He said that such children are provided financial assistance of up to Rs 1.50 lakh each. They are provided treatment at PGIMS, Rohtak, PGIM ER, Chandigarh, AIIMS and other prominent hospitals. This facility is available only for children studying in government schools, he added.

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