KIMSHEALTH has launched a subsidised paediatric liver transplant project to help children suffering from serious liver disorders to return to a healthy life, especially those from financially-stressed families.
Titled ‘Sparsham’ the scheme was inaugurated by actor and legislator Mukesh, at a function held at KIMSHEALTH East here last evening.
Lauding KIMSHEALTH for coming out with the initiative, Mukesh said the scheme conveys a great message of how top healthcare institutions can help address serious illnesses faced by children, especially those from financially disadvantaged background.
A healthy life should be our motto and the liver transplant scheme of KIMSHEALTH to bring children back to normal life is a good model of corporate social responsibility for all, Mukesh, who has essayed umpteen memorable roles in films, added.
Dr M.I. Sahadulla, Chairman & Managing Director, KIMSHEALTH who presided over the function, said ‘Sparsham’ puts across the humanitarian message that money should not be a constraint for getting high-end medical care.
“KIMSHEALTH is committed to perform liver transplant of children from financially-stressed families through this initiative. Successful liver transplant will help suffering children live a healthy life,” Dr Sahadulla added.
Dr G. Vijayaraghavan, Vice Chairman, KIMSHEALTH, said liver transplant procedure takes 12-14 hours of strenuous effort and it is laudable that the hospital, with the wholehearted support of its medical community, has come out with a scheme to help children from poor background.
In his welcome address, Dr Shabeerali T U, Head and Senior Consultant, Department of Liver Transplant, KIMSHEALTH, said for affected children from financially-stressed families, ‘Sparsham’ provides an opportunity to return to normal life.
E M Najeeb, Executive Director, KIMSHEALTH; Dr Prameela Joji, Medical Superintendent and Senior Consultant, Paediatrics, KIMSHEALTH; and Dr Madhu Sasidharan, Senior Consultant, Hepatology, KIMSHEALTH, were also present.
‘Sparsham’ project is implemented by the Department of Liver Transplant, KIMSHEALTH, which has successfully conducted more than 140 liver transplants.
A get-together of children who have undergone liver transplant at KIMSHEALTH was also held as part of the event.