In Fiji about 200 children are born each year with congenital heart disease.
Director of Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Fiji, Dr Krupali Tappoo stated this at the Global Pediatric Cardiac Conference in Suva.
She also says their Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Children’s Heart Hospital opened last April and they will be celebrating their first Anniversary tomorrow.
The Director further says now is a wonderful time to create even more awareness as they provide free surgeries for children with congenital heart disease not only in Fiji but the Pacific as well.
She adds from the 17th of April to the 24th they had surgeries which were conducted by a team of specialists from the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Oman, who performed 25 lifesaving surgeries.
Surgeries were conducted on children from Kiribati and the Solomon Islands, so they have reached beyond Fiji’s borders.
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