Healthcare

Promoting Child Health – Equipment Grants

A routine day at school turned into a nightmare for little Suresh’s* parents. A school bus ran over their little son as he was playing on the street. He suffered horrific injuries and was rushed to the emergency ward for children at the Institute of Child Health and Hospital (ICH), Egmore, Chennai. He arrived at the hospital with no breath or heartbeat. Undeterred, a team of 25 skilled doctors from various specialisations saved Suresh’s life after major eight-hour-long surgery.

*Name changed to protect patient privacy

“Golden Hour Management – The initial first aid that helps stabilise and prepare the patient for life-saving treatment was crucial to Suresh's miraculous recovery”, says Indhumathi, Professor & Chief, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit & Paediatric Emergency, ICH.

“A workman without tools is a handicapped worker. Cognizant Foundation’s funding helped us provide the machinery for the High Dependency Unit at the Institute of Child Health and Hospital for Children (ICH), Egmore, Chennai. This enhanced the power of health deliveries to the poor and needy at the hospital. The timely help has been a boon to many innocent lives.” - Dr Sailakshmi, Founder & Project Director, Ekam Foundation