Creating of database for children with Congenital Heart defect in Mauritius.
At a press conference pertaining to children with congenital heart defects living in Mauritius and Rodrigues held at the Cardiac Centre in Pamplemousses on 5 August 2016 by the Minister of Health and Quality of Life, Mr Anil Gayan.
The Executive Director of the Trust Fund for Specialized Medical Care, Ms Vijaya Sumputh; the Director Cardiac Services of the Trust Fund for Specialized Medical Care, Dr T. K. Gunness; the renowned specialist in pediatric cardiology and pediatric cardiac surgery, Dr Bernard de Geeter, and other personalities were also present, the Trust Fund for Specialized Medical Care is creating a database of children with congenital heart defects living in Mauritius and Rodrigues with a view, among others, to improve patient care through early diagnostic and timely cardiac intervention and surgical repair.
The Trust Fund for Specialized Medical Care has requested cardiac and pediatric units of regional hospitals across the country to refer young patients with congenital heart defects to the Cardiac centre so that the children get the care they need. A total number of 106 children have thus been registered and examined by a medical team with the assistance, and under the supervision of Dr Bernard de Geeter.