Free operations for children having congenital heart disease
The scheme for Free Operations for Children Having Congenital Heart Disease is introduced by The Health & Family Welfare Department of the Government of Assam. These operations are conducted at a designated hospital, which is the Narayana Hrudayalaya located in Guwahati, Kolkata, Bengaluru, and Mumbai. This is for children born to permanent residents of Assam who have been recommended to have surgery for congenital heart disease effective July 2010.
Parents of the child should be permanent residents of Assam
Income of the parents should not exceed Rs.6 lakh per annum
Children aged between birth to 14 years are eligible
Recommendation for cardiac surgery should be certified by the Head of Department, Paediatric Surgery, GMCH
Highlights of the Scheme
Expenses of the surgery for treatment of the child’s congenital heart disease is borne by the Government of Assam.
The cost of airfare from Guwahati to the designated hospital, for the child and one guardian, is borne by the Government of Assam.
Accomodation is provided to the guardian in the hospital or in the vicinity of the hospital for the duration of the child’s hospitalisation.
Application for financial aid should be duly filled in and submitted to the Nodal Officer. The patient must be presented to the State Nodal Officer. The patient can be exempted from physical examination by the nodal officer if suitable grounds for such exemption are submitted.
The documents required are as given below:
Permanent residential certificate of Assam
Medical certificate stating that cardiac surgery is required written by a qualified and registered cardiac surgeon
Proof of address in Assam
Details of guardian’s employment
Certificate of guardian’s income
Letter mentioning the tentative date of operation that is issued by the referral hospital
Referral certificate for the cardiac surgery that includes the name of the referral centre
Expenditure receipts of laboratory tests (such as pathology test report, x-ray reports, doctor’s advice, etc.)
Any other medical documents relevant to the illness
For more details, contact the following health official:
Dr. Abhijit Sarma,
Department of Cardiology,
Physical Status of the Scheme
From 2009 till 2019, the number of children who were treated under this scheme is 6544.
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