Chennai, January, 2018: Fortis Malar Hospital along with Aishwarya Trust organized a musical concert – Art for Heart- to raise funds for children’s Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) treatment at the Kalaivanar Arangam today. Leading musicians like Sangeet Samrat Chitravina, N Ravikiran, KV Prasad and B Shree Sundarkumar and others performed at this concert. Dr K R Balakrishnan, Chief Cardiothoracic & Transplant Surgeon from Fortis Malar Hospital along with many other well known dignitaries from the city attended the concert.
The musical performance enthralled the audience of more than 900 patrons, as N Ravikiran, the renowned slide instrumentalist, and famous Mridangam artist KV Prasad performed brilliantly. These performances were matched by leading Kanjira artist B Shree Sundarkumar and violinist Apoorva Krishna. Another emerging composer K Sathyanarayanan, also known as keyboard sathya, added colour to this musical extravaganza.
Speaking about the event, Dr. K R Balakrishnan, Director – Cardiac Sciences, Chief Cardiothoracic & Transplant Surgeon Fortis Malar Hospital, Chennai, “This fund raising musical concert is a great experience for all of us to spread awareness among people on Congenital Heart Disease and support the children with severe heart ailments. With the continued support and contribution of Aishwarya Trust, I am confident this event has turned out to be successful in providing financial help to the little ones suffering from CHD.”
Commenting on the occasion, Chitra Viswanathan, Trustee of Aishwarya Trust said “Every year thousands of children are born with severe congenital heart defects in India. Aishwarya Trust seeks to reduce the number of preventable deaths associated with CHD. Working with the team of renowned and dedicated doctors of the Fortis Malar Hospitals, we work to provide the best possible medical treatment for children to fight and overcome CHD.”
With a vision to help children with heart diseases through surgeries and heart transplants the donations collected through Art for Heart will provide a helping hand to several families.
Since December 2009, Aishwarya Trust has been associated with Fortis Malar Hospital in supporting needful children with heart diseases. The contribution from the Trust has helped more than 1,600 children in the past, and they aspire to continue their support. Started with an aim to raise awareness for Congenital Heart Disease (CHD), they have also touched the lives of over a lakh of children through their free screening program to enable early detection and timely surgery to save precious lives.
About Fortis Healthcare Limited : Fortis Healthcare Limited is a leading integrated healthcare delivery service provider in India. The healthcare verticals of the company primarily comprise hospitals, diagnostics and day care specialty facilities. Currently, the company operates its healthcare delivery services in India, Dubai, Mauritius and Sri Lanka with 45 healthcare facilities (including projects under development), approximately 10,000 potential beds and over 372 diagnostic centres.
About Aishwary Trust : Aishwarya Trust was founded in March 2008 with the mission of serving the cause of congenital heart defects in children. They run a comprehensive program of screening, diagnosis, treatment and review for children suffering from CHD from Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Maharashtra. Working with a brilliant team of doctors, the Fortis Malar Hospital and the TN Government Health Department, they are acknowledged as one of the top NGOs in the space of Paediatric Cardiac Healthcare in India.
About Fortis Malar Hospital : Fortis Malar Hospital was acquired by Fortis Healthcare (India) Limited in early 2008. The hospital founded in 1992, is established as one of the largest corporate hospitals in Chennai providing quality super specialty and multi-specialty healthcare services. Fortis Malar Hospitals, with 180 beds, focuses on providing comprehensive medical care in the areas of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Neuro Surgery, Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Paediatrics, Diabetics, Nephrology and Internal Medicine. Fortis Malar Hospital has a state of the art Cath Lab and multiple dedicated cardiac operation theatres and intensive coronary care units. Several rare and complex Adult and Paediatric Cardiac surgeries, Orthopaedic and Joint replacements, Neurosurgeries and Plastic reconstruction surgeries have been performed at this hospital. The hospital’s Obstetrics and Gynaecology services are among the busiest in the city, successfully performing many complicated deliveries and surgeries. They are supported by a dedicated Neonatology unit.