ILAAJ INDIA: HOW CROWDFUNDING IS TRANSFORMING LIVES?
HOW CROWDFUNDING IS TRANSFORMING LIVES?
India has seen leaps and bounds in terms of progress made in healthcare in the past five decades. Still there are many areas which have a lot of scope for improvement, paediatric healthcare being one of them.
Indian paediatric surgeons normally treat congenital anomalies, trauma, tumours, major surgical infections, give prenatal, perinatal and antenatal care. They also provide counselling related to other specialties such as Paediatric Neurosurgery, Cardiac Surgery, Urology, Plastic Surgery, Gastrointestinal, Traumatology, Oncology from newborn stage to 18 years of age. Paediatric surgeons are heavily trained for precision. One needs to be very compassionate to treat the children.
WHAT IS PAEDIATRIC HEART SURGERY?
Paediatric Heart Surgery is done in children to repair heart defects a child is born with, also known as congenital heart defects and other heart diseases a child gets after birth that need surgery. These surgeries are needed for the child’s survival and wellbeing. Some of the common congenital heart defects that can be treated are-
- Aortic valve stenosis
- Coarctation of the aorta
- Ebstein’s anomaly
- Patent ductus arteriosus
- Pulmonary valve stenosis
- Septal defects
- Single ventricle defects
- Tetralogy of Fallot
Also, these funds can improve the existing infrastructure in many health centres especially in rural areas that are in poor condition and are understaffed. Crowdfunding platforms in India like Ketto.org collect revenue and sponsor free paediatric heart surgeries in India.
Not only that, they also do crowdfunding in India for free COVID testing, telemedicine, delivery of oxygen cylinders, providing hospital beds and much more.