Muthoot Capital’s Aid for Children with Heart Diseases

Muthoot Capital

Kochi: Muthoot Capital – a part of the Muthoot Pappachan Group (MPG) in association with Muthoot Pappachan Foundation, the corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm of the Group – has partnered with Lisie Hospital, Kochi for providing financial support to children from economically weak background for performing heart surgeries. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Muthoot Capital and Lisie Hospital in this regard on Children’s Day.

Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common birth defect, affecting 1 in 100 children. It is estimated that over two lakh children in India are born with heart diseases every year and less than 5 per cent of them get optimal care on time. Most of these children succumb to the disease without attaining their first year. A quarter of children with CHD require urgent life-saving surgery within a few hours after birth and most others require treatment in the early years of their life. Timely diagnosis and intervention can save the lives of these children and this project will help these children lead a better life when cured of the disease.

Furthering the health focus of its HEEL Vision (Health, Education, Environment, & Livelihood), this year, the Group is focusing on children with heart diseases who belong to economically weaker section of the society. MPG in association with Children’s Heart Centre, Lisie Heart Institute will arrange screening camps across the country, for identification of children suffering from congenital heart ailments. The deserving children will get operated in Lisie Hospital, Kochi, through financial support from Muthoot Capital Services Limited as part of the mission.

The Group is also planning to conduct various programmes to spread awareness about congenital heart disease among the population. In this connection, the first heart disease screening camp is being organised at Taluk Head Quarters Hospital, Ponnani Taluk, Malappuram district on coming December 2. The parents who wish to avail financial assistance for their children’s operation may contact 91- 9539 41 8686 (Baiju Joseph), 0484-6619 600 or any of the Muthoot Fincorp branches across Kerala.