Shree Mahavir Jain Hospital (SMJH) Thane has announced that it has joined hands with popular playback singer Palak Muchhal to undertake free cardiac surgeries for underprivileged children. Through its association with Palak Muchhal Heart Foundation, the hospital will detect various kinds of cardiac ailments in young children at an early stage so that timely treatment can be administered. Surgeries for needy patients will be provided completely free of cost. The first surgery through this association was successfully conducted on a 9-year-old child during Ms. Muchal’s visit to the hospital on 24th August 2022.
Announcing the association Mr. Mahendra Jain, Chairman, JITO Thane Chapter said, “Heart diseases among children is a serious problem and one of the key causes of infant mortality. Over the years we have created significant awareness of congenital heart diseases and have successfully treated hundreds of children. We are now extremely delighted to be associated with Palak Muchhal who is actively engaged in various philanthropic initiatives. She has been well known for providing financial assistance for treating thousands of children with serious heart ailments even from remote areas. We are extremely touched by her gesture and wish to support her for this noble cause by providing free medical treatment to all the deprived children with complex cardiac problems”.
Commenting on her association Ms. Palak Muchhal said, “I happened to come across the remarkable initiatives undertaken by Shree Mahavir Jain Hospital in the treatment of congenital heart diseases. While I have received overwhelming support from many hospitals by way of concessions and credits, SMJH is the only hospital that is doing free surgeries for children. I am extremely happy and motivated as more and more needy patients can benefit. I believe this association will go a long in touching and changing people’s lives”.
Cardiac care is one of the key specialties at Shree Mahavir Jain Hospital which boasts the best doctors, trained technicians, and world-class equipment. All the surgeries are affordable for everyone and will be performed by experts and experienced cardiac surgeons with national and international credentials headed by Dr. Mayur Jain, HOD of Cardiology.