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Rotary International Club Gifted $160,000 to construct Lab in India

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United States, May 26 (Uitv) - The Fort Wayne Rotary Club , Indian based Downtown Rotary Club announced on May 15 that It had collected huge amount in the form of donations.

The club had collected funds by a theme in the mind to help in reducing inborn heart defects in infants in India.

It is being planned to have cardiac catheterization laboratory for children which need $450,000 for construction and equipments.

The gift was announced at a luncheon event, During event  Fort Wayne cancer specialist Dr. Praveen Kollipara explained that There is a lack in labs which are essential for  to diagnose heart defects in children, helping spare them from potentially hazardous surgeries, the report said.

The lab at Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospital in northeast India is regionally known for providing free care to indigent children. But, lacking its own lab, doctors there were forced to send children to another hospital, and the $150 lab test was often unaffordable for their families, Kollipara said, according to the report.

The cancer specialist, who co-founded the philanthropic nonprofit Jyothi Corp., was informed about the Rotary’s grant program by member Nick Shah, and his organization raised $126,000 in matching the funds of the foundation’s grant, the report said.

The Greater Raipur Rotary Club contributed $137,000 and Rotary's Northern Indiana District supplied another $25,000.

“Certain surgical interventions can be done through the catheter, percutaneously (through a small puncture in the skin) and can be done on an out­patient basis,” Kollipara said.

The new lab will be helpful and will be having potential to help thousands of kids who take the birth with heart diseases, The report said.