Tuesday, March 8, 2011

ADV - The Medical Service Project Shares New Life and Hope!

Do you know about the congenital heart disease? The disease is due to abnormal heart development before birth and it requires postnatal medical treatment. It may lead to premature death if no appropriate surgery is done, however a successful surgery can grant a healthy life to the child.

Regrettably, there are many people who are in need of medical surgery but not all are able to receive the treatment. The high costs and lack of professional medical hospitals are doubling the burden. Fortunately, movements of medical support for the global neighborhood have been started, the ‘Korea Medical Service Share Project’ being one of them.

The Korean government financially supports children of neighboring undeveloped regions suffering from the lack of medical facilities by paying all expenses on their visit to Korea for medical treatment; Private medical institutions support the medical expenses by offering voluntary surgical operations. This year’s first patient is Danilya, a young boy from Russia.

A new life to six-year old Danilya

"Danilya, a six-year-old boy from Havarovsk, Russia was the first patient to meet the Korea Medical Service Share Project. Danilya was diagnosed with congenial heart disease and ventricular septal defect. However the family could not afford a surgery and in fact no hospitals specializing in heart disease could be found near the village. It was grateful to receive Irina’s - the mother’s joy and appreciation when she heard the good news from Korea about the medical and financial support..."

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