Free Pacemakers for the Needy

Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology, in J P Nagar/ Jayanagar (the flyover is named after the Institute) is holding an Indo-American workshop, where pacemakers will be implanted, and angioplasty with stent procedures done, all without charge, for patients who cannot afford the usual fees.

Dr Govindaraju Subramani, a surgeon from the US, is sponsoring 10 pacemakers (which cost about Rs.1.25 lakhs each). He is also willing to provide 10 stents (about Rs.50,000 each.)

So if you are aware of anyone in your locality who might need surgery and cannot afford it, ask them to get in touch with the Institute. The patient should be registered before September 28 (which leaves only 1 day and seems to be difficult to me…).

For more details, the phone no. is 22977444.

3 Comments so far

  1. Ravi (unregistered) on September 28th, 2007 @ 10:40 am

    “…seems to be difficult to me” Huh? Deepa-avare, surely you are not in need of a pacemaker/stent? LOL. Just kidding! :)

  2. Deepa Mohan (unregistered) on September 28th, 2007 @ 10:56 am

    to Ravi…

    If you call me Deepa Avare (reminds me of the delicious beans that our city is allegedly named for!) should I call you Ravi Saar or something?

    I should have made it more clear, that one day’s time is NOT (in my opinion) for us to spread the word and ensure that needy people to benefit from this well-meaning gesture by the US surgeon!

    And…since I am long past the days when one’s heart is expected “to stand still” or “race”,which , in medical parlance, is called “arrythmia” and needs a pacemaker… no, I don’t need one right now! ;-)

  3. Ravi (unregistered) on September 28th, 2007 @ 11:28 am

    Gotcha! In a heartbeat, too! :)

    Ravi Saar-u?!

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