On March 28th, the Genesis Foundation and its CSR Partner, Assets Care & Reconstruction Enterprise Ltd. (ACRE), announced the successful treatment of a one-week-old baby girl born with Interrupted Aortic Arch A-P window, a serious congenital heart condition. This defect prevents oxygen-rich blood from reaching all parts of the body, leading to severe symptoms like congestive heart failure.
The baby girl was brought to Artemis Hospital in Gurugram with cardiogenic shock, congestive heart failure, respiratory failure, and acute renal failure. She was in dire need of a corrective surgery to survive, and her father, who works as a driver, couldn’t afford the cost. Fortunately, Genesis Foundation stepped in and provided the necessary funds for the life-saving procedure.
“This was a high-risk surgery that required immediate attention to save the child’s life,” said Dr. Aseem Srivastava, Head of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery at Artemis Hospitals. “While we still have a long way to go in terms of congenital heart defect awareness and diagnosis in India, this baby’s story is a shining example of what can be achieved with timely treatment.”
The procedure was funded by ACRE as part of their CSR initiatives in healthcare, and together with Genesis Foundation, they have already saved the lives of over 80 children with heart defects. “We are grateful to be working with Genesis Foundation on such a noble cause and saving little hearts,” said Mr. Jatin Mahajan, Senior Manager at ACRE. “We wish the baby a speedy recovery.”