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