Project Thalirgal by Kauvery Hospital To Provide Free Surgeries

Kauvery Hospital, a leading multi – specialty and tertiary care hospital chain, has announced ‘Project Thalirgal’, a new initiative in asscoiation with  Rotary Club of  Madras North and Government of Tamil Nadu to provide no cost corrective  surgeries for treating congenital abnormalities in the Spine and Brain for  babies.

Project Thalirgal involves a three – way partnership between the  Government of Tamil Nadu, Kauvery Hospital and Rotary Club of Madras  North.  Helping the underprivileged sections of the society to meet the  financial requirements and giving a new lease of life to babies with congenital abnormalities, Kauvery hospital has stepped forward to  provide surgical treatment with advanced medical facilities at a  subsidized value.  In addition to the costs covered by the CM Health  Scheme, the remaining subsidized expenses will be borne by Rotary  Club of Madras North which has raised a total grant of approximately  50 lakhs rupees from across the world with the help of Rotary  Foundation.

As part of the program, the Government Institutions and other centres  will help identify babies who require surgery and perform the necessary pre – operation investigations. After the necessary investigations are completed,  the baby will be taken to Kauvery Hospital for the surgery, which will be  performed by Dr.G Balamurali, Consultant Spine and Neurosurgeon along  with his team. Once the surgery is completed, the baby will be shifted back  to Government Institution for post-operative care, or treated in Kauvery  Hospital itself.

As a pilot study, Kauvery Hospital has successfully performed the surgery  on 39 babies with the support of hospital subsidy and no doctor’s fees. The  lives of these babies have been transformed.

Project Thalirgal, looks to provide an opportunity for babies born with  congenital abnormalities, survive and to lead a normal life. The project will  also help to educate and train sonologists to detect birth defects during  pregnancy at an earlier stage and create awareness among pregnant  mothers on how one can prevent congenital birth defects in the first place.  The project will also help train other surgeons and nurses in the care of  such children.

For further information or for those seeking help under Project  Thalirgal, please contact helpline number: +91 87544 56711

Author: nammamadrasnews

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