Making cardiac treatment affordable
Cardiovascular diseases have become an alarming concern in India. With over 3 million deaths each year, India is set to be the ‘heart disease capital of the world’ in few years. The key barriers acting as deterrent towards patients availing the right treatment includes lack of affordability, awareness and appropriate diagnostic facilities.
Today Cardio Vascular disease afflicts the rich as well as the poor in India. It is estimated that by 2020 Cardiovascular disease will be the cause of over 40% deaths in India vis-à-vis24% in 1990. Globally, it already causes 17.3 million deaths annually.
Healthy Heart for All (HHFA) is an innovative and integrated program which aims to increase awareness and diagnosis of heart diseases by providing high quality, affordable cardiac diagnosis and treatment to underprivileged patients. By promoting financial assistance to implant heart devices such as pacemakers, stents, ICD and CRTP, HHFA partners with hospitals for aiding heart patients.
HHFA started its first pilot project in September 2010 at Durgapur and is currently present in 18 cities namely Delhi Kolkata, Ranchi, Durgapur, Coimbatore, Salem, Trichy, Tirnalveli, Calicut, Palakkad, Cochin, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmednagar, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Mysore, and Mangalore. In a short span, HHFA has partnered with 50 hospitals across these cities and has disbursed 116 medical loans to patients under EMI and easy financing options for heart devices implants.
Furthermore, cardiac emergencies often face on-the-spot finance issues and to address this issue of affordability, HHFA provides a financing scheme loan to help qualified families cover the cost of cardiac care for their loved ones.
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