Seven Rwandan children undergo successful, free heart surgery in India

Seven children on Tuesday returned from India where they underwent free heart surgery through a partnership between the Ministry of Health and Rotary Rwanda.

Seven children on Tuesday returned from India where they underwent free heart surgery through a partnership between the Ministry of Health and Rotary Rwanda.

According to the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Uzziel Ndagijimana, the successful operations were done through government's referral plan but efforts are underway to build capacity so that future surgeries are carried out in Rwanda.

The PS thanked the Indian Rotary team for this gesture that has significantly impacted on the lives of these children.

Dr. Joseph Mucumbitsi, a cardiologist at King Faisal Hospital, also noted that most of the children were not born with heart diseases even though there are some inborn heart diseases that may be difficult to prevent.

 

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