SULTHAN BATHERY, Kerala: Dr Abraham Mar Ephiphanios, Metropolitan of Sulthan Bathery launched the cardiology medical camp of the Mar Gregorios Orthodox Maha Edavaka Muscat’s ‘Save-A-Life’ (2011-12), cardiac surgery project on August 6, Saturday.
The third cardiology medical camp conducted by the Maha Edavaka in association with St Gregorios Cardio-Vascular Centre, Parumala, in Sulthan Bathery has been completed successfully. There has been an excellent progress so far to the Save-A-Life cardiac surgery project. Previous two cardiology camps were successfully held in Chengullum and Thannithode in Kerala to filter out the genuine cases.
More than 50 patients attended the Sulthan Bathery camp and about 12-15 patients are recommended for surgery.
Dr Saji Philip, clinical and administrative co-ordinator of the St Gregorios Cardio-Vascular Centre, Parumala took part in the camp and tracked the genuine patients.
Sizable number of sponsors from Mar Gregorios Orthodox Maha Edavaka, Muscat have already come forward to bear the cost of the surgery for each of the patients.
Fr James Geevarghese, Vicar, Muscat Maha Edavaka had said since the church enters its 40th year, the Maha Edavaka as part of its popular charity project called ‘Thanal’ wants to provide financial aid to a minimum of 40 children through the project.
The cardiac surgery project will be executed in association with St Gregorios Cardio-Vascular Centre. The international centre provides training and research for cardio thoracic and vascular diseases. The centre functions from the St Gregorios Mission Hospital, Parumala.
Those desiring to know details of the project can contact:
Dr Saji Philip (Administrative and Clinical Co-ordinator)
St Gregorios Cardio Vascular Centre
St Gregorios Mission Hospital, Parumala, P O – 689 626
Pathanamthitta District, Kerala
Tel: + 91-0479-2310664, 2310 665, 231 2381
Fax: + 91-479-231 1008