AZP’s 9th Child’s Heart Mis­si­on a suc­cess

Times of Suriname - - ENGELS -

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.

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