In June 2016 we celebrated the opening of our Cardiology Department after having raised $936,000 for this life saving unit. Last June we also asked our generous donors for the $250,000 we would need to purchase a Cath Lab. This Cath Lab was added recently to our department. Now we celebrate the one year anniversary of our first open heart surgery which was performed last June on Ms. Minz. You can read her story here.
We are so thankful to your giving that has helped us perform more than 30 life saving open heart surgeries in our first year. Now that we are fully equipped with the necessary advanced medical technology we hope to increase that number to 50 this year. Dr. James Thomas, a world re-known cardio thoracic surgeon, makes the trip to Shant Bhavan Medical Center every 2-3 months to perform these surgeries. Our hospital administrator is currently looking for a full time cardiologist to join our staff so that we may be able to see heart patients regularly.
Last week Dr. James Thomas performed 6 more open heart surgeries at a 100% success rate. Here are pictures that dictate the storyboard of a procedure. We thank you for your continued prayers and support that enables us to be the hands and feet of Christ in north India by saving lives through heart surgery and sharing the gospel with them for a spiritual healing as well.
“Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” Prov 4:23
You can continue to help supporting our hospital, staff, and the many hundreds of charity patients we see every week by donating today. Your generous gift can help save lives, bring hope and change families for many generations.