Wadia Hospital opened its first outreach OPD in Nashik for children with congenital heart disease

The Outreach OPD will be introduced in Nashik, in association with Vijan Hospital & Research Centre

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Wadia Hospitals has joined hands with Vijan Hospital & Research Centre (VHRC), to introduce outreach OPDs. It is a first-of-its-kind initiative by the hospital, to provide high-end clinical diagnosis and consultation by heart specialists for paediatric patients.

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 amongst 1000 live neonates, and is also responsible for 25% of all cardiac deaths occurring within the first week after birth. Hence, BJWHC, has taken an initiative, and launched an Outreach OPD in Nashik and entire North Maharashtra. This would be a boon for children with heart ailments, as they will be offered a state-of-the-art care at subsidised cost at Bai Jerbai Hospital for Children, Mumbai.

Dr Minnie Bodhanwala, CEO, Wadia Hospitals, Parel, said, “Since the inception of cardiac department in Wadia Hospitals, in 2017, with state-of-the-art cath lab and dedicated cardiac OT and ICU, more than 1500 cases have been treated with 100% success rate, out of which 150 were only from Northern Maharashtra. By understanding the importance of patients receiving 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.”