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15 Kashmiri children treated for heart defects for free

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A group of 15 children from were treated for (CHD) for free at a private hospital in Gurgaon, with the help of two philanthropic bodies, the facility said today.

According to 'in India: A Status Report', accounts for 10 per cent of infant mortality in India, the said in a statement.

The children were treated at Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI) in recently as part of Fortis Foundation's 'Umeed Dhadkan' initiative, and the free surgeries were also supported by of Delhi East End, Have A along with

A can be defined as a structural or functional abnormality in the heart, which presents itself at the time of birth.

"It poses a great threat to the life of the newborn and can result in death. It has an incidence rate of 2.25 to 5.2 per 1000 live births and accounts for two thirds of all major birth defects," the said in the statement.

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First Published: Tue, January 30 2018. 01:10 IST