With the launch of its first outreach OPD in Nashik, in association with Vijan Hospital and Research Centre, the doctors of Mumbai’s Wadia Hospital will now provide treatment to children suffering from congenital heart diseases in the area.
Heart specialists from Wadia Hospital will visit the OPD on alternate Sundays, twice a month. Till now, the hospital has treated more than 1500 cases, out of which 150 were from Northern Maharashtra. This OPD is a boon for children with heart ailments.
Dr Minnie Bodhanwala, CEO, Wadia Hospitals, Parel, said, "By understanding the importance of patients from other parts of Maharashtra, Wadia management has taken the noble step to come up with Outreach OPD centres. Heart specialists from Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children would conduct OPD’s on alternate Sundays, twice a month. This will make life easier for those children as most procedures and follow-ups can be done at their doorstep in Nashik itself.”
Congenital heart disease, also called as congenital heart defect, is a heart abnormality present at birth. This cardiac disease is found in 0.16 to 0.36 in 1000 live neonates, and is responsible for 25% of all cardiac deaths occurring within the first week after birth.