CHIME & CHILDREN
What CHIME has achieved
Over 800 surgeries were supported by CHIME in the last 10 years. While MIOT provides the initial capital, state-of-the-art infrastructure and the team of competent, committed doctors, a lot of support and resources have been forthcoming from organizations, various communities and individuals from different parts of India and the world. This has been our silver lining.
Ray of hope
These are bright children, for whom a ray of hope is necessary to spread light into their world and that of their hapless families. Since these are mostly children from underprivileged families they undergo years of suffering, of constant illness, of ill health, of neglect, of being left out of normal activities which children take part in, of seeing the helpless look on the faces of their parents who have no options but watch their child suffer.
This neglect is the result of fear of a vital surgery, the cost which usually makes the parent avoid, withdraw, no proper guidance regarding access to treatment. CHIME is willing to conduct on request camps in districts of Tamil Nadu for awareness regarding congenital heart disease, identifying children with heart disease (which often goes unnoticed with symptoms like constant cold, congestion, respiratory problems etc), and to undertake the surgery if the identified child/children are from families which have no economic backing.