AZP’s 9th Child’s Heart Mission a success
The ninth Child’s Heart Mission (KHM) that was carried out at the Academic Hospital Paramaribo (AZP) from October 24 until November 4 was very successful. Reports indicate that 20 children underwent heart surgery this year which according to the AZP is a record. More than one hundred children have reportedly undergone heart surgery in Suriname. After the surgery the children are no longer admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) but they are brought to the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). The AZP indicated that the screening mission took place in February 2016 and that 150 children were screened during two weeks. The highly urgent cases were then selected for the KHM 2016. A team from the Dutch CAHAL ( Center for Congenital Heart Conditions Amsterdam Leiden) which consisted of 14 people carried out the special mission in association with their Surinamese colleagues.
The AZP thanked all of the members of the Dutch team and the coworkers from the various wards at the nation’s biggest hospital for turning the mission into a success. Without the mission, all of these children would have to travel abroad for heart surgery. The AZP explained that the Child’s Heart Mission helps reduce expenses.