Over 24 children from Fiji and the Pacific region to receive life-saving heart surgeries from visiting experts

Over 24 children from Fiji and the Pacific region to receive life-saving heart surgeries from visiting experts

By Cindy Chand
Tuesday 16/04/2024
Photo : Supplied

World-renowned and distinguished heart surgeon Dr. Shaun Setty and a team of skilled pediatric cardiac specialists from across the globe are conducting life-saving heart surgeries on the children of Fiji and the Pacific suffering from congenital heart disease at Sai Sanjeevani Children’s Hospital in Suva.

The hospital says the mission started on Sunday and the international team from the USA, UAE, Australia, and New Zealand has already successfully performed six surgeries.

They say over 24 children from Fiji and the Pacific region are scheduled to receive these vital life-saving surgeries during this surgical mission.

Sai Sanjeevani Hospital Director Dr. Krupali Tappoo says they are immensely thankful to Dr. Setty and his team for their compassionate service to the community.

She says their expertise in performing these intricate surgeries on young hearts is truly remarkable.

Dr. Setty says the Sai Sanjeevani Hospital stands as a beacon of hope, providing world-class care to those in need.

He says it is an honour for them to contribute to the well-being of the children who lack access to such specialized treatment.

266 children have received free life-saving heart surgeries and procedures through the usage of over 16,000 free echocardiograms has been conducted by the Sai Sanjeevani Children’s Heart Screening Centre yesterday

The surgeries will continue throughout the week, leading up to the hospital's second-anniversary celebrations next Wednesday.

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