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American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin – American Heart Association visits CM

American Heart Association wants to serve rural Gujarat

A delegation of American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin-American Heart Association (AAPIOAHA) today met Chief Minister Smt. Anandiben Patel to express its willing to serve poor children ailing from severe heart diseases and others in rural areas of Gujarat.

During the meeting, the delegate’s members told Smt. Patel that they want to provide their services in rural areas of Gujarat for poor children with an aim to curtail the child mortality ratio in the state.

The delegation said it wants to provide its services as an extension to the Chief Minister’s drive to eradicate the malnutrition among the poor children of Aaganwadis. In this reference, during the meeting, the delegation made deliberation with Smt. Patel that it could provide its help to the children suffering from severe heart ailments and thus curtailing the child mortality ratio.

Mr. Mark Creager of American Heart Association (AHA) has been running the local divisions of the AHA across the world with help of thousands of its volunteers.

Smt. Patel also briefed the delegation about the Gujarat Government’s state wide services like ‘Doodh Sanjivani Scheme’ which is aimed at providing good health to child and mother, 108-Emergency Medical Service, and ‘Khilkhilat’ scheme that is carrying pregnant mother to health centre and later mother and child back to home.

Welcoming the AHA delegation’s decision, the Chief Minister expressed confidence that its service would surely bring down the child mortality ratio in rural Gujarat. Smt. Patel termed that as “Godly Services” and it would surely enhance the scope of health services in Gujarat, she added.

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