From: C Sreenivas
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This month 105 pediatric cardiac surgeries were conducted by the medical team at the Center for Child Heart Care, Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospital. Till date, 1480 child heart surgeries have been conducted at Sai Sanjeevani totally free of cost. Our special gratitude to all the visiting surgeons who contribute with enthusiasm towards the cause of child heart care in the country.
As we share the details of the diversity of cases taken up this month, we make mention of two special cases – 3 year old Vishwas Singh from Uttar Pradesh and 9 month old Priyanshi Mahant from Chhattisgarh. We also share with you a special story on the Bal Vikas Classes conducted by our staff members for the little hearts who spend so many days with our family and the impact it has on them.
With the Divine Blessings of our Dear Master Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, we conducted "UMANG 2015", a Youth Retreat from 29th to 31st October at Sri Sathya Sai Sowbhagyam. The program saw enthusiastic participation of over 270 students and teachers from our dearest Swami's schools in Karnataka. The Program comprised of energetic cultural and self-development workshops, talks and colourful classical and folk cultural programs.
Glance at Sai Sowbagyam : On the Occassion of our dearest Swami, Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba's 90th Birthday Celebrations, we offered 90 Bhajans at His Divine Lotus Feet on 18th October 2015.
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Love at Work
Surgeries (Oct 2015)
105 pediatric cardiac surgeries were conducted in October 2015 and 1480 surgeries have been conducted in Sai Sanjeevani so far. Of these, 1255 were pediatric cardiac surgeries, with children from all over the country and five other countries.
Out-Patient Services (Oct 2015)
644 outpatient registrations were recorded during the month - 335 new pediatric cases, 305 revisit pediatric cases and 4 adult cases.
Out of a total of 877 ECHOs performed this month, 335 are new pediatric cases as shown in the table below. Also 237 post-operative inpatient screenings and 305 revisit and medical follow up ECHOs were performed.
Divine Child Health Program : Phase 3
(Jun - Oct 2015)
621 rural government school children and 352 anganwadi children have been screened and managed under the program. Since the program's inception in Sep 2013, 5403 children have been screened
All Services are rendered Totally Free of Charge
Healing Hearts Globally
Sai Sanjeevani Surgeon, Dr Ashish, conducts surgeries in Cambodia
Our Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon, Dr Ashish Katewa visited the ANGKOR HOSPITAL for children at Siem Reap, Cambodia this month to perform surgeries on Cambodian children with heart defects.
This is his fifth visit during which apart from surgeries
Dr Ashish also trains local cardiac team to contribute towards development of an independent and self sufficient local cardiac team.
With over 3000 children waiting for surgeries in Cambodia, we are very happy that our Sai Sanjeevani member is contributing towards this noble global mission.
Selfless Service by Visiting Surgeons
Dr Dhiren Dave
Consultant, Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon
Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospital has been a very humbling experience for me. I have not seen anything like this elsewhere. This place is very different. It has a lot of potential and is definitely Quality Institution material. I have never seen a team which is so cohesive and spirited working together for the lives of so many underprivileged children.
U M A N G 2015
Youth Retreat at Sri Sathya Sai Sowbhagyam
29 - 31 October 2015
Umang stands for flight into the newer possibilities.
Sri Sathya Sai Sowbhagyam, Center for Human Development aims to provide to the youngsters insights into these newer possibilities through various workshops and educational tours.
The three day program was specially designed for the students visiting from Mudenahalli, has the following key objectives :
1. To engage the participants in learning something new – this is being achieved through conducting hands on workshops and lecture demonstrations by the experts in the field of training.
2. To enable broader understanding of the impact and service rendered by inspiring Institutions , Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani and Sri Sathya Sai Sowbhagyam.
3. Exposure to the cultural facets of the state of Chhattisgarh – achieved through educational tours to ancient locations and presentations in the form of cultural programs.
The first day of the program was commenced by a beautiful message of Love shared by Shri.C.Sreenivas, Chairman Sri Sathya Sai Health & Education Trust, with over 230 student delegates and 40 teaching staff members, coming from Alike, Mudenahalli, Gulbarga, Mudhol, Mandya campuses. Shri.C.Sreenivas guided the delegates on how they should make use of every minute spent in such retreats, where one gets to learn a lot about ones own gifts and would further get to explore how to enhance and express these strengths. He highlighted that Sri Sathya Sai Sowbhagyam, going forward will conduct many such programs for the students from various parts of the country.
First segment of Umang, 2015, engaged the delegates by conducting workshops in the areas of Percussion, Hindustani vocals, Drama and Kathak Dance, which were facilitated by the expert trainers, professors from Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalay, Khairagarh. A very intense and engaging workshop on the aspect of self development was conducted by Shri.Sista Murthy, an eminent trainer from Coimbatore.
Workshops pertaining to performance arts were hands on experience to the delegates about exploring their creative talents and self development workshop was intensely delving on shredding the inhibitions that hamper the progress of development and enriching ones life with positive thinking and selfless love. Many outbound activites were conducted which helped children undertand deeply the factors of life, which influence oneself, sometimes consciously and sometimes unconsciously.
The second segment of Umang, 2015 comprised of presenting the spirit of Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani hospital and Sri Sathya Sai Sowbhagyam, which was followed by presentation of a beautiful ensemble of music and dance by the students , professors of Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwa Vidyalay.
While the workshops that commenced on the first day, continued on day 2, the latter half of the day had eminent speakers in Colnel Mohit Chauhan, who shared the Spirit of Indian Army and Dr Vinita Sahay, Professor in Marketing, IIM-Raipur, addressing delegates on the aspect of Multiple Intelligences and exploring the gifts which are inherent to each one of us.
These presentations were followed by an energitic program of authentic Chhattisgarh folk, where in the entire spectrum of songs related to the lives of Chhatisgarh people were presented. Delegates gave a thundering applause as the response to the excellent presentation. Eminent Cultural Leader, Dr. Pissi Lal Yadav led the presentation along with Shri. Mirza Masood.
After two hectic days of intense learning, the delegates took up a journey to two beautiful and unique spiritual centres of Chattisgarh. First part of the guided tour comprised of a visit to the ancient Rajeev Lochan temple at the banks of river Mahanadi. This is a 6th century, Lord Vishnu temple, located in the town of Rajim. This ancient temple is associated with the popular legend of Gajendra Moksha. Delegates then visited the famous Kuleshwar temple of Lord Shiva, also associated with Ramayana.
The visit to the temples was concluded by visiting Saint Shri Vallabhacharya's temple at Champaran. Here the temple resounded with the loud rendition of Madhurashtakan by the children in the temple premises. Later delegates enthusiastically participated in Bhajan session along with the Sai family at Champaran, rendering mellifluous bhajans.
Both teaching staff and students delegates expressed their gratitude to Bhagawan, for providing them with such wholesome experience filled with deep learning.
Our Little Hearts
3 years old, Uttar Pradesh
Little Vishwas was diagnosed with a hole in the heart since he was 5 months old, as he was increasingly getting blue. This news shattered his mother's heart as she had lost 2 neonates and had 4 miscarriages before giving birth to this precious little kid.
After taking the child to Lucknow and Bangalore, his parents were extremely dejected as they got to know that it was cost close to 3.5 lakh rupees. It was after 2 years that they got hope when their family friend informed them of the free treatment being rendered at Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospital.
Diagnosis and Treatment : 3 year old child, Vishwas Singh, had cyanosis since 6th month of life. He had progressively increasing breathlessness on walking, was diagnosed to have Tetrology of Fallot. He underwent Intra Cardiac Repair. He was found to have acquired Pulmonary Atresia due to fusion of cusps of Bicuspid Pulmonary Valve.
He was repaired by removing the fused membrane and replacing it with a PTFE monocusp valve along with transannular patch. He underwent delayed sternal closure due to unstable haemodynamics. He was shifted to Stepdown ICU on Post-Operative Day 3. He recovered well and was discharged on Post-Operative Day 10.
5 months old, Chhattisgarh
Little Priyanshi's parents were constantly worried since she was not putting on weight. As they took her to a pediatrician when she was 3 months old, she was given medication for malnutrition.
When she did not put on weight even after 6 months, they went to a higher medical center and were advised to have an ECHO done. It was then that they first got to know of her hole in the heart. They feel lucky to be referred by theat very cardiologist to Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospital for treatment.
Diagnosis and Treatment : 5 month old Priyanshi who was only 5 kgs, presented with extreme failure to thrive, fast breathing since first month of life,excessive sweating while breast feeding,perioral cyanosison crying.She was diagnosed to have Large Type C APWinow with bidirectional shunt with Severe PAH.
She underwent successful AP Window Repair. She was shifted to Stepdown ICU on Post operative Day 3. After establishing regular breast feeding pattern,she was shifted to ward and then successfully discharged.She has been one of the smallest children who has undergone AP Window Repair.
Transforming Little Hearts
How to turn pain into joy ?
How to transform anxiety into hope ?
How to bring a renewed spirit of life that was hitherto constrained ?
Ms Satyawati, who drives the Bal Vikas Initiative
at Sai Sanjeevani
It is in search of these queries, to transform the hearts of children coming to Sai Sanjeevani from across the nation and the world that some dedicated staff of Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani come across, while they handhold the process of healing for every single child. This reflection leads to seeking solutions through the Balvikas initiative , where in our staff members help children to remain in the positive spheres of their mind, body and soul.
Here our staff members engage in helping children learn the aspect of positive thinking through games, poems and songs.
Lectures at Sai Sanjeevani
Dr Abhya Joglekar, Professor of Home Science, Govt D.B.P.G. Girls College, Raipur
Dr Joglekar gave her second lecture addressing over 50 patient attendants of both pre-operative and post-operative children on 10th October 2015. She emphasized that healthy food, exercise and hygiene were the three key pillars to a balanced life. She particularly highlighted that it was important for parents to lead the right way to set the right path for the children.
Sri Sathya Sai Sowbhagyam
Center for Human Development
Gearing up for Swami's 90th Birthday
On the Occassion of our dearest Swami, Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba's 90th Birthday Celebrations, we offered 90 Bhajans at His Divine Lotus Feet on 18th October 2015.
Conducted in the Sacred Space at Sri Sathya Sai Sowbhagyam - Center for Human Development, this stream of intense love and devotion enabled all present
to experience inner worlds of love, joy and peace !
Celebrating the Victory of Good
"Ravana is depicted as the king of Raakshasas. He is said to have ten heads. Who is this Ravana and what are his ten heads? Kama (lust), Krodha (anger), Moha (delusion), Lobha (greed), Mada (pride), Maatsyasya (envy), Manas (mind), Buddhi (intellect), Chitta (will) and Ahamkara (the ego).
To overcome these, what should you do during these ten days of the Navarathri festival? Convert your will power (ichchaa shakthi) into a yearning for God. Convert purposeful action (kriya shakthi) into a force for doing Divine actions. Convert your power of discernment (jnaana shakthi) into the Divine Itself".
--------------------------------------------------------------------------Bhagwan Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Team
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