BENGALURU: People Tree Hospitals announced 300 complex surgeries for free to the poor and needy on December 16 in Bengaluru.
Addressing the press meet Dr. Chandrasekar Chikkamuniyappa, CEO and senior joint replacement surgeon said, “Our dream is to perform half the surgeries at People Tree Hospitals for free. With a sustainable source of donations there is no reason why this cannot become a reality. We believe that there are always people who want to help those people in need.”
“With the mission of providing a quality of health care that they would provide to their family and friends a group of doctors have come forward to donate their services free of cost under the project named People Touch by the People Tree Foundation,” said Hemaji, the Coordinator of the project.
The first phase of People Touch was held in 2014-15, where 101 complex surgeries were done for free for poor needy patients. And the second phase of People Touch is aiming at performing 300 complex surgeries for 300 needy patients in 2016-2017.
While the services are free, the actual cost of the consumables would cost about Rs 1 lakh per surgery, raising the required cost to total Rs 3 crore.
Speaking about the fund raising for the project Dr. Chandrashekar said, “People Tree Foundation plans to organize a concert ‘Ninaada – Strings for Life’ to raise funds for the project. This event will be held on December 18 at Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Malleshwaram. Aneesh Violein Vidyashankar, the fusion violinist will perform at the concert.”