This is Vineetha. She is fifteen years old and has longstanding Lymphoedema. Her father died due to the same disease. IMA has donated USD 1865.00 (about Rupees 75,000) for doing four surgeries to cure her condition. (Photographed with patient's permission)
Duringthe month of July 2007 she completed her four surgeries at KIMS hospital, Trivandrum, Kerala. She is doing fine now and doctors say that she will be able to do normal activities in few days.
MA has donated USD 625.00 (about Rupees 25,000) for doing a surgery to cure his bone cancer. The surgery was done at SUT Hospital Trivandrum.
With your generous support for iTouch, IMA contributed Rs: 1,05,000/- ($2,500) in 2008 to the Heart Care Foundation in Kerala for the surgery of Saramol, Master Jijin, and Santosh.
1.MASTER JIJIN 12 YEARS OLD.
S/o Mr. Cleetus, Kurishadyplav House, Puthukurichi P O Thiruvananthapuram Dist.
Requies an Open Heart Surgery for Mitral Valve Replacement. Posted for surgery in July 2008, th cost of which estimated at Rs. 75,000.oo, at Govt. Medical College Hospital, Kottayam. His parents are fishermen, listed under Below Poverty Line (BPL)
2. SARAMOL 3 YRS.
D/O Mr. Kunjumon, Pazhayidthukalayil, Ettumanur, Kottayam Dist.
She is posted for surgery on 06.07.2008 for closure of Atrial Septal Defect. Due to some reason the surgery is postponed by a few days.Total estimated cost Rs. 30,000. At Govt. Medical College Hospital, Kottayam. Her father is daily worker. He has another child of , 9yrs. His widowed sister is staying along with him. He has only five cents of land, but no house of his own. Their family also comes under BPL category.
3. ABEL SANTHOSH, 4 YRS.
S/O Santhosh George, Kochu Chakulathumyalil, Kuurvilangad P O Kottayam 686 633.
He is posted for surgery for Closure of Atrial Septal Defect, and underwent operation on 30.06. 08 At present is taking rest at home. His father Santhosh has two other kids, studying in school. His mothr is old and has BP problem. He has five cents of land and a small house. He is running small shop. Total estimated cost is Rs. 40,000.oo They are also from BPL listing. Operation has done at Kottayam medical College hospital.
All such surgeries re conducted under the supervision of DR. JAYAKUMR T K , Asst. Professor and Head of Cardio vascular Thoracic Dept., Govt. Medical College hospital, Kottayam.