Save A Heart Programme

The Ministry of Health’s official data confirms that every year 5000 babies are born in Malaysia with CHD (Congenital Heart Disease) and 3,000 of those babies will require surgery or they will not survive.

Due to this concern, the Ministry of Health had entered into a contract with MediAssist4U a non-profit organisation and the Narayana Health in Bangalore, India in year 2008 to provide children heart surgical services and to help reduce the backlog of patients and long waiting times.

MediAssist4U a non-profit organisation along with our partner Narayana Health in Bangalore, India have join hands to provide free cardiac services and cardiac surgical services for Malaysian children. We will also assist Malaysian adults and non-Malaysian children for the services at an affordable fee. Save a Heart (SAH) or Paediatrics Cardiothoracic Programme (Program Kardiotorasik Kanak-Kanak) mends hearts regardless of race, religion, gender or nationality. A total of 241 children were sent to India for heart surgery from year 2008-2012. The Ministry of Health (MOH) had officially informed us that it was very satisfied with the services rendered and particularly the successful surgical outcomes.

Vulnerable communities in Malaysia have been facing issues of accessibility and availability for paediatric (children) cardiac services for years due to long waiting times, high costs and a lack of paediatric cardiothoracic surgeons. To ease this situation, MediAssist4U (M4U) is offering free cardiac treatment in Indian since 2008. “Save a Heart” programme is pleased to inform that about 300 children have benefited from this programme. Batches of 5-7 children are sent to India for cardiac services on a monthly basis with a patient ambassador. Our wish is to reach out to every child who needs cardiac services.

Program Kardiotorasik Kanak-Kanak

Refer To Us – Save A Heart