The West Bengal government has launched the Shishu Sathi scheme for the treatment of heart diseases among children.
The scheme was launched back in 2013.
According to the government, over 3,000 children get free heart treatment through this scheme every year.
In this article you will get to know about the following points regarding the Sishu Sathi scheme:
Let’s see each of these points in detail…
|Scheme Name||Sishu Sathi Prakalpa|
|Launched by||Government Of West Bengal|
|Launched in||August 2013|
|Objective||Free heart treatment for children|
|Beneficiaries||Children with heart diseases|
To be eligible for the Sishu Sathi scheme, the patient should be under the age of 12 years.
There are no eligibility criteria regarding family income or category in this scheme.
The West Bengal government has partnered with three private hospitals regarding free heart surgery for children under the scheme.
The private hospitals are:
- BM Birla Heart Research Centre, Kolkata.
- RN Tagore Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Kolkata.
- Mission Hospital, Durgapur.
Government hospitals that have cutting-edge facilities for pediatric care:
- Seth SukhlalKarnani Memorial Hospital
- B.C. Roy Memorial Hospital for Children
- R.G. Kar Medical College and Hospital
How to Apply
To apply for the Shishu Sathi Scheme for free heart treatment, you need to contact any of the following with all the details regarding the patient:
- CMOH of the district.
- BMOH in the block level.
- DFWO in Kolkata.
Are all heart treatments eligible under the Sishu Sathi schemes?
The treatment of most heart diseases among children is eligible under the scheme. For a more detailed list, you need to contact the CMHO of your district.
Do I need to pay any cash for heart treatment in the hospital under the Sishu Sathi scheme?
The West Bengal government covers the entire expenses of the heart treatment under the scheme if you are eligible.
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