The Needy Heart Foundation Donated Ecmo Machine and Ventilators to Manipal Hospitals
News Desk, News Nation 360 : Needy Heart Foundation, the charitable trust helping poor patients to avail treatment of heart ailments in the city since 2002, recently donated an ECMO machine and an advanced ventilator to Manipal Hospitals Bangalore. Needy Heart Foundation is an 80G exempted charitable trust established in 2002, to help poor patients with heart problems avail of treatment. Till date, they have helped over 10,000 patients and undertaken some unique projects like establishing a homografts bank with cryopreservation at Manipal Hospitals Bangalore and a cardiac rehabilitation centre at Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology with the partnership of Rotary District 3190. Explaining about the donation, Ramaiah Sethuraman,
Founder Trustee, Needy Heart Foundation said that they went ahead with a unique decision of donating an ECMO because of the fact that ECMO is the last hope of survival when the lungs cannot oxygenate or the heart cannot pump adequately and at the time of pandemic there was a severe shortage of ECMO machines across the country. They choose Manipal Hospitals because of their committed service in treating complicated covid patients, the high success rate in treating these patients, and the like-minded ideology of helping the needy patients.
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Report : Anustup Kundu