Heart Care Foundation Fund
Research indicates that in the National Capital of India itself 19 patients die directly due to heart disease every day. Several of the heart conditions are curable and death is preventable, however not everyone can afford the treatment and hospital costs. A good example of this is the fact that currently in the country 15,000 pacemakers are fitted every year whereas the current need is over 60,000.
A one of a kind initiative by Heart Care Foundation of India, a national not-for-profit organization committed to raising awareness and providing effective solutions for impending health issues in the country, the Heart Care Foundation Fund has been instituted to bridge this disparity and provide individuals the ability to live a healthy and disease free life. The fund will be available to patients suffering from non-emergent - planned heart conditions for a maximum amount of Rs 1 lac per person as one time grant.
All the applications to the fund will be assessed by an expert committee comprising of notable individuals chosen on merit basis. Once shortlisted, the funds will then be directly deposited in the bank account of the medical establishments treating the patient.
Every citizen of India should have the right to accessible, affordable, quality and safe heart care irrespective of his/her economical background.
Assist heart patients belonging to economically weaker sections of the society in getting affordable and quality treatment
- Provide free medical treatment to heart patients in need of immediate medical intervention and who otherwise cannot afford treatment
- Raise awareness about the fundamental right of individuals to medical treatment irrespective their religion or economical background
- Sensitize the government about the need for a national Cardiovascular Control Program
- Encourage and involve key stakeholders such as other NGOs, private institutions and individual to help reduce the number of deaths due to heart disease in the country
Executive Council Members
- Mukul Rohtagi
- Ashok Chakradhar