100,000 Rural Children of Maharashtra to Be Screened for Congenital Heart Diseases

MUMBAI, India–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HD Medical, Inc. of Silicon Valley announces its participation in the
large-scale Divine Mother Child Health Program (DMCHP) cardiac
screening study of 100,000 children at Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Centre
for Child Heart Care Training in Pediatric Cardiac Skills, Public
Health Outreach Program, in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India commencing on
November 27, 2018.

Importance of the Cardiac Screening Study

The health of a child is the true wealth of the Nation. In India, over
300,000 children are born with congenital heart diseases (CHD), and
thousands of them die every year without even basic medical care1.
Recognizing this problem and the need to screen and save the lives of
infants, children and young adults, the Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Centre
for Child Heart Care Training in Pediatric Cardiac Skills, coming up
at Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, launched the Divine Mother Child Health
Program to screen 100,000 children from rural areas for CHD. The Program
shall commence in Navi Mumbai and Panvel Taluk of Raigad District. Sri
Sathya Sai Sanjeevani is a dedicated center offering cardiac care for
the children of the State and the Nation Totally Free of Cost.

“Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani embarks on its CHD Free Maharashtra Mission,
by creating an entire ecosystem conducive for ‘prevention to cure’ with
the core value of compassion,” said Mr. C Sreenivas, Chairman of Sri
Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospitals. “The program aims to take health
services to the doorstep of the most needy individuals in the community,
especially rural children, and provide quality screening, detection and
management services strengthened significantly by active stakeholder
participation with nationally recommended guidelines and protocols.”

HD Medical’s HD Steth Employed in Study

Collaborating with a world leading innovator and technology partner, HD
Medical, Inc. from the USA, Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani’s DMCHP has
deployed diagnostic devices with cutting-edge technology to enable CHD
screening of the children at a rapid rate. “HD Medical has developed the
world’s first Intelligent Stethoscope with Integrated ECG called HD
Steth which can provide Instant Cardiac Insight,” said Mr. Arvind
Thiagarajan, Founder CEO of HD Medical, Inc. “HD Steth enables
AI-based real-time visualization of cardiac waveforms and defects on a
Bluetooth smart device App that enables cloud connectivity and AI-based
interpretations for further analysis and diagnosis, all within a few
minutes,” adds Mr. Thiagarajan. This innovative technology drastically
reduces critical time lag in diagnosis and fosters evidence-based
detection at point of care and Real time collaboration with specialists.

Realizing a Seamless Preventive Health Ecosystem

As an important capacity building initiative, a state-of-the-art
Pediatric Cardiac Screening Training Skills Development Centre shall
be set up at the hospital in Navi Mumbai to train medical and
paramedical Government staff.

To align with the vision of Government of Maharashtra towards creating a
seamless preventive health ecosystem, the DMCHP shall actively
collaborate with various Government departments such as the Department
of Public Health, Department of Medical Education and Department of
Women Child Health Development.

The DMCHP shall also integrate a comprehensive screening of pregnant
women aimed at antenatal and postnatal care. The program shall also
cover infant and child health.

To further the nation’s commitment towards a healthy life for its
mothers and children, the Divine Mother Child Health Program
emphasizes the need for individuals and institutions to take upon
themselves this agenda and focus on the preventive aspect of the
healthcare spectrum.

About Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospitals

Since their inception, Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospitals have embarked
on an inspiring journey of giving and receiving Selfless Love through
serving over 75,000 children with Congenital Heart Disease to date. Sri
Sathya Sai Health and Education Trust, established in May 1970, is a
Public Charitable Trust, under Section 12 A of the Income Tax Act, 1961
which runs these Health Care Institutions wherein services to all,
irrespective of colour, class, religion, nation or financial status, are
provided Totally Free of Cost. The Institutions are recognized by both
the Central and State Governments as National Institutions of Public
Service. To learn more please visit https://srisathyasaisanjeevani.org/.

About HD Medical, Inc.

HD Medical, Inc. is a cardiac solutions innovator headquartered in
Silicon Valley, California, USA. HD Medical designs and develops
advanced medical products for use in screening and early detection of
cardiac conditions. Coming from a tradition of helping to promote
personal and community health, through exceptional healthcare diagnostic
products and solutions, HD Medical, Inc. is committed to delivering
“Higher Dimensions in Digital Health™.” The company delivers its
innovative cardiac solutions and products to the Indian market through
its distributors mentioned below:

Online distributor: Collateral Medical (http://www.colmed.in/hdsteth.html)

Contact no: 8108344766

Trade distributor: Mohaksh Systems

Contact no: +91 9833906161 +91 9820139712

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