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September 2018 Edition
Read.  Be Inspired.  Act
                 'The Heart Beat' Newsletter of Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Centers for Child Heart Care - Atal Nagar, Chhattisgarh and Baghola, Palwal, Haryana, for the month of September 2018.
All services rendered are Totally Free of Cost to All. As always.
Kind regards,
Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Team.

Editor's Note

How does one measure an Institution of Service? Is it by the Lives Touched, the Impact on Society or the satisfaction of working for a Greater Good? Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani serves as an opportunity to understand the mystical world of Divine direction. To countless it has become a new lease on Life and to others a Platform to give back.

This month, the Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Centre for Child Heart Care, Atal Nagar, Chhattisgarh  & Palwal Haryana have been empaneled by the Government of India in an initiative called 'Ayushman Bharat' part of the National Scheme - 'Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana' launched by Prime Minister of India, Sri Narendra Modi. 

It is truly remarkable how the different limbs of Sai Sanjeevani work together in moving the mission forward, enabling the treatment of 64,298 Pediatric Cardiac Consultations,  6,623 pediatric cardiac surgeries and cath interventions and 32,125 rural children & 5,221 rural pregnant mothers followed up on a Monthly basis - All Totally Free of Cost.

Work tirelessly continues for the Divine Mother & Child Health Team who are ceaselessly following mission protocols to screen and educate every last child in rural and urban India.

The Medical, Technical and Nursing Staff of both Hospitals participated in the 19th Annual Conference of Cardiac Society of India 2018 at Ahemdabad. The Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Centre at Atal Nagar will be the proud host of the 20th Annual Conference in October 2019 a feat that marks the recognition of the Institute as a National Medical Authority in a mere 6 years of conception.

Our Newsletter this month also caries Celebrations of Ganesh Chathurti and World Heart Day. Three medical snippets are sure to pluck the strings of the heart along with a warm welcome to a new member of the Sai Sanjeevani family.

With great fortitude and vigor, we continue walking the path of love and service. 

Do stay in touch. We sincerely value it.

Sai Sanjeevani Team
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Of the Heart 
We present to you a consolidated report of all the work done at Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Centers for Child Heart Care at Atal Nagar, Chhattisgarh & Palwal, Haryana.
           To offer a little perspective, the numbers you see are not mere figures representing the volume of work being done. What you see is workings of a magnificent system running on an ethereal force beginning with a group of individuals whose choice was to commit to the mission of lightening the burden of Congenital Heart Disease, to the hospitals that provide this care and finally to the child that has been healed. To us these are not just numbers, they are promises of a healthier world.
PEDIATRIC CARDIAC OPD Statistics for September 2018

A total of 1640 ECHOs & 56 Interventional Cath Procedures in Atal Nagar and 1070 ECHOs & 66 Interventional Cath Procedures in Palwal, were performed this month, A myriad of cases are tackled. Also the following chart highlights the work of the specialty clinics done so far at the Atal Nagar Center.
ECHOs done in Atal Nagar in September 2018
ECHOs done in Palwal in September 2018
CATH work done in Atal Nagar in September 2018
CATH work done in Palwal in September 2018
85 Pediatric Cardiac surgeries were conducted in September 2018 and 4,912 surgeries have been conducted at Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospital, Atal Nagar since Inception in Nov 2012, with patients coming from all over the country and other developing countries.
In Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospital, Palwal, 61 Pediatric Cardiac surgeries were conducted in September 2018 and 553 surgeries have been conducted since April 2017.
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Divine Mother & Child Health Program
        Every culture over time, caries forward the wisdom of the past along with the knowledge of the present to increase the sustenance and durability of society. In lieu of that philosophy, The Divine Mother and Child Health Program sort to empower local, time-tested traditions with the support of modern medicine.

       This month, the Mother Support Group conducted a “SUPOSHAN SAPTAAH” - Nutrition Week, where the women of Parsada village, Arang block, Raipur district, along with our DMCHP team gathered, to discuss and understand nutritional requirements of a woman at various phases in her life. The program strives to understand local needs, topographical nutritional availability and a bridge to compensate that which is lacking. 

  In the end a special ceremony called “Godhbharai” - Baby Shower wherein pregnant women, towards the end of their pregnancy are blessed by the village elders and presented with dried coconut and clothes, for safe confinement. Also, “Annaprashan” - First Feed in which infants, after the age 6 months are given rice pudding to initiate complementary feeding was conducted.
The Divine Mother and Child Health Program - Karnataka Chapter has become a force to reckon with. Seven Teams of doctors are deployed across Six districts of Karnataka addressing the medical needs of over 42 Primary Health Centers. The Teams have executed extensive, standardized screening protocols on 20,095 School Children in a span on 2 Academic Years, of which 5,104 children were screened in the month of September 2018 alone. A total of 15,337 Pregnant Mothers have been screened in One year. The dedication and hard-work of the teams involved and the challenging task of ensuring smooth, effortless running of the program is truly exemplary! A noteworthy mention - Every doctor empaneled in the Program offers their time and services at no charge!
19th Annual Conference of Paediatric Cardiac Society of India 2018
UN Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre, Ahemdabad
Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Centers of Child Heart Care, Atal Nagar & Palwal participated in the 19th Annual Conference of Paediatric Cardiac Society of India conducted at the UN Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre, Ahemdabad from the 14th to 16th September 2018. One of the largest Academic representation by a single institute, Our Surgical, Anaesthetic, Cardiology, Perfusion and Nursing teams presented various Papers and Posters along with Chairing Scientific Sessions.
Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Centre for Child Heart Care will play host to the 20th Annual Conference of PCSI at Atal Nagar, Chhattisgarh in October 2019.

The Team is enthusiastically gearing up for the event. It is a matter of pride to the Institute that for the first time in the history of the Paediatric Cardiac Society, will the Conference be held by an Institute so young and in a City outside the usual Metropolis venues.

The Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Institutes is eagerly waiting to takes its seat on the table.
List of Paper and Poster Presentations from Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospitals- Atal Nagar and Palwal at PCSI 2018

S No

Name of Paper/Poster

Presented By


Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection (TAPVC) – Types and Associations

Dr Sanjukta Bose


Stress and Coping Behaviour among parents of children with Congenital Heart Disease

Ms Shiji Cherian


On pump cardiac surgeries in sickle cell trait: Is it any different?

Dr Nishith Bhargava


Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return (TAPVR): Presentation variability in low- and middle-income country (LMIC)

Dr Balswaroop Sahu


Occlusion of an unusual case of pre-tricuspid shunt: ISOLATED LEVO ATRIO CARDINAL VEIN

Dr Mahendrasingh Parihar


Percutaneous closure of PDA in a child with a single lung, single kidney.

Dr Yogesh Sathe


Transcatheter closure of recurrent Aortic-Left Ventricular tunnel AMPLATZER Vascular Plug II

Dr Munesh Tomar


Double Outlet Left Ventricle (DOLV): Surgical Options

Dr Ashish Katewa


Late Anatomic Repair of Transposed Great Arteries and Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection

Dr Ashish Katewa


Transposition of great arteries and absent pulmonary valve: A previously unreported association

Dr Ashish Katewa


LSCV in cases of sinus venous ASD with PAPAVC

Dr Nishith Bhargava


Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return (TAPVR) and Aortopulmonary Window: A previously unreported association.

Dr Ashish Katewa


Do we need Femoral artery access for all PDA device closures- A practical solution

Dr Atul Prabhu

List of Sessions and Chairpersons from Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani at PCSI 2018 from Atal Nagar and Palwal


S No

Name of Session

Chairperson/ Speaker


Transposition of Great Arteries

Dr R Krishna Manohar (Chairperson)


How to define multiple VSDs/Swiss Cheese/Spongy VSD/ Single Ventricle?

Dr R Krishna Manohar (Speaker)


Solving Tight Spot

Dr Ashish Katewa (Chairperson)

Empanelment to 'Ayushman Bharat' - World's largest Healthcare Scheme

The Honorable Prime Minister of India, Sri Narendra Modi, launched the Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana - ‘Ayushman Bharat’ scheme; the world’s largest health protection scheme. This scheme aims to create a network of health and wellness infrastructure across the nation to deliver comprehensive primary healthcare services, and also to provide insurance cover to at least 40% of India's population which is majorly deprived of secondary and tertiary care services.

It is matter of pride & honour that both the Palwal & Atal Nagar Hospitals have been empanelled in the ‘Ayushman Bharat’ scheme by the State Governments in furtherance of the Goal of reducing the burden of Congenital Heart Disease.
A district-level launch was held in Palwal on 23rd September, in conjunction with the nation-wide launch. Dr. Chakravarthy, Coordinator, Medical Services of Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospital Palwal, received a memento presented by Sri Krishnalal Pawar, Cabinet Minister, Govt. of Haryana to felicitate the empanelment.

Celebrating World Heart Day with an ECMO CME

In association with Getinge-Maquet India Pvt Ltd., Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospital, Atal Nagar, successfully organized a CME on ECMO- Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenator on 29th September 2018 - World Heart Day
External Faculty, Dr Nanda Kishore, Pediatric Interventionist from KIMS Hospital, Hyderabad and Ms. Shabnam Mohanty, Clinical Specialist in ECMO from Getinge spoke on components, priming, trouble-shooting, patient management and complications.
The medicals teams of Sanjeevani, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Cardiac Anaesthesia and Pediatric Cardiology presented the various perspectives on ECMO and the viability of the same in a lower income group population. The implications of ECMO being offered in Sanjeevani, where all the treatment and services are free of cost was also addressed and discussed. The Perfusionist Team, presented the case study of Ms Anjali, who was the first to be managed successful by ECMO in the hospital. The hands-on session was primarily for the nursing staff of CTVS-ICU who participated enthusiastically.
From the Heart 
Let's tell you a story...
Everyday countless children and parents pass through the gates of Our hospitals, some armed with confidence that treatment here is definitive, some in distress of having to go through Hospital protocols yet again, many as a last resort because they've faced too many closed doors. But on leaving, there is only one emotion. The deepest love that challenges the very essence of the human spirit. We see everyday, what that love translates to. Here are individuals with crushing financial constraints, geographical restrictions, language barriers, cultural differences who experience a change so deep that their debility converts to a resilient force to do better. It is humbling to see the capacity of a person driven by Love.
Here are some cases that have piqued medical interest.
Karam Jeet, a 3 year old child from Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh experienced frequent chest infections needing frequent hospitalizations. The child was referred to Sai Sanjeevani by a local pediatric specialist, where he was diagnosed to have multiple VSDs. He underwent surgical closure of multiple VSDs using the RV apex exclusion technique on 27th September 2018. The child remained hemodynamically stable during a prolonged ICU course, and has had a complete recovery.
5 year old Sneha came all the way from Kolkata after a local paediatric specialist diagnosed her with CHD when evaluating an episode of fever. Here, she was diagnosed with a Large ASD. Having a facial developmental anomaly, Sneha was also diagnosed with a particularly rare syndrome called 'Robinow Syndrome' which affects many parts of the body, resulting in skeletal abnormalities & distinctive facial features. There are reportedly only about 100 such cases worldwide, with approximately 15% of them having CHD. She underwent a successful device closure of ASD under local anesthesia at Palwal on 28th September 2018, and safely returned home.

FULL CIRCLE - Dewakar Sahu, an 8 yr old boy, student of a Government run school - Pragya - for the differently abled children, was suspected of a heart defect. Dewakar, being deaf since birth had already undergone a Cardiac Surgery but as his parents tearfully explained, could not afford the second procedure required. They were immediately referred to Sai Sanjeevani, Atal Nagar, he was diagnosed of having an ASD of 10mm size. Cath intervention ASD Closure was performed, his post-cath recovery was satisfactory and was discharged the very next day. The parents were awestruck by the speedy service and the surreal experience of having to leave the hospital with a treated healthy child and a long  life ahead, without ever opening their wallets.

In The News

Sai Sanjeevani, the only One of its kind Hospital - Alok & Dipak with Right sided defected Hearts and slim chances of Survival, after Surgery now both Fit & Fine!
Born in Narayanpur, but Ashish was given the Gift of Life in Atal Nagar!
Make way to the Next Running Champion - No Heart Disease will stop this Little Ashish! (Please note Little Ashish is another child patient)

RajyaSabha TV did an extensive, well researched Ground Report on Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospital, Atal Nagar. They followed the stories of 3 children among countless others about their experiences with the Hospital and Care. The report was a well rounded look at the Sathya Sai Healthcare Model and what it means as a recipient and provider in such a Model. 

Life at Sai Sanjeevani

Celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi

Salutations to Lord Ganesha

Master of all Beginnings,
Remover of all Obstacles,
Patron of Sciences & Arts,
Deva of Intellect & Wisdom!

The very first resident of any Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospital Campus, we celebrate the mighty Lord Ganesha at Atal Nagar, Palwal and Kharghar Campuses on the 13th of September 2018. We pray for His continued Blessings and Guidance

"No man can reveal to you aught but that which already lies half asleep in the dawning of your knowledge. The teacher who walks in the shadow of the temple, among his followers, gives not of his wisdom but rather of his faith and his lovingness."
-- Khalil Gibran
Nursing College, Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani, Atal Nagar celebrating 5th September 2018 - Teacher's Day

Welcome to the Family!

Welcoming Dr. M. Sai Roshni, Program Support Officer, Dept. of Public Health

Dr. M. Sai Roshni, a post graduate in General Medicine from Ukraine has joined the Sai Sanjeevani Family. It was a dream and fervent prayer to study in the Presence of Baba for Sai Roshni. With the constant encouragement from her mother she pursued her medical education and hoped she would one day work in a Sathya Sai Institution.
On recently joining us, she said, "My humblest pranams to Sai, that he made this “destined to be” for me. Sai Sanjeevani Hospital is a phenomenal place touching young hearts. An epitome of Service and Compassion. I get to be a part of improving people’s life every day. “The Highest attainable Standard of Health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being” is a quote drives me to give my all!"

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Art for Heart

An Initiative Started by the Sai Sanjeevani team, to collect paintings, drawings, or sketches, old or new to adorn the walls of the hospitals, not just to add colour but as a sacrosanct therapy of the soul.

Medical Fellowship Programs

Fellowship Programs in the fields of Paediatric Cardiac Surgery, Paediatric Cardiac Anaesthesia and Critical Care and Paediatric Cardiology and intervention along with certificate courses in Perfusion Studies, new session begins in Fall, September 2018.
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Our mailing address is:

Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospital Center for Child Heart Care
Sector 2, Atal Nagar Chhattisgarh – 492101
+91771 297 0325, +91 94242 07140


Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani International Centre for Child Heart Care & Research
Baghola, NH-2, Delhi-Mathura Road, Palwal (District), Haryana – 121102
+91 1275 298140

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