The ability to breathe and swallow is the most important prerequisite to sustain life. Thanks to advances in medicine, the chances of survival of newborns with life-threatening birth defects has increased. The inborn defects of the airway or food passage or narrowing of the airway caused by the very intervention to save the child's life might result in airway obstruction and swallowing disorders.
Very often these children require highly skilled care to re-establish the airway by relatively simple or costly complicated reconstructive procedures. The parents are usually low on morale and financially exhausted to support further care. The challenge is to set up the last mile connectivity so that the child can go home and enjoy the fruits of the costly treatment given.
Conventional hospital setups both in the government and private sector are not equipped to handle these unfortunate children due to inherent problems in the existing pattern of healthcare.
Apart from financial constraints, lack of necessary skills and communication across the specialties is a major impediment to optimal care of these children. For the last 18 years Children's Airway and Swallowing Centre (CASC), has tried to do the following:
Till now we have received scientific and clinical collaboration from members of the faculty from the following international universities of repute;
We have received financial support from:
We are also thankful to:
Kindly support us financially and let us join our hands together in restoring airway and swallowing to these unfortunate children.
Your small contribution will make a big difference in the lives of these children and their families
Thanking you in anticipation.
Best wishes and regards,
Dr. E. V. Raman
Children’s Airway and Swallowing Centre (CASC)
Manipal Hospital, Bangalore
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