Heal a Child Foundation is a Charitable trust and Non-Profit Organization, founded with the mission to save sick children who may not survive, not because of their illness, but only because the family cannot afford to pay for medical expenses & prolonged in-patient treatment at the hospital.
The foundation, which started in June 2010, has saved over 450 children in the last eight years. Heal a Child does not focus on a specific area of illness & are one of the few organisations that help all sick children. They pay for medical expenses for very poor & critically ill children. The focus is newborns who need intensive care treatment and the girl child. The children who are supported are directly referred by local children’s hospitals in Hyderabad. Whenever the hospital receives a case where the child is critical and the parents cannot afford to pay for medical treatment, the hospital calls Heal a Child who will evaluate the financial situation of the parents & then support the child. The hospital bill is paid for directly by Heal a Child.
The hospitals refer three types of cases:
– Children already in the hospital whose parents have paid some money and after a point cannot pay any further.
– Children who come to the emergency room & when the parents find out the cost of treatment, they want to take them away even though they are critical because they know a long stay is not affordable.
– The girl child whose parents/grandparents refuse to spend money on her because they feel she is not worth it.
Each case costs anywhere between Rs.50000 to Rs.1.5 lakhs and Heal a Child has supported over 450 cases so far. These are mostly newborns and children below five years old.
Heal a Child Foundation’s trustees, members and employees are committed and dedicated to the cause of raising funds from individuals, families, professionals and companies. All Trustees work for free and do not receive any remuneration from the organisation. 99% of the funds raised are used for the purpose of paying hospital bills only and saving sick children. This organisation has the lowest overheads and most expenses are always sponsored by CSR partners.
Your donation & support will give these children the ‘gift of life’