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19 Heart Surgeries done at UOLTH

The collaboration between the University of Lahore Teaching Hospital (UOLTH) and Pakistan Children Heart Foundation (PCHF) aimed at supporting children born with congenital heart defects (CHD), is registering continuous successes. As of March 31, 2018, a total of 19 Pediatric Open-Heart Surgeries had been successfully done at UOLTH-PCHF Pediatric Cardiac Center. Majority of them—mainly children aged seven are Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) type that involves filling the hole between the atrium chambers (upper walls) of the heart. Ten successful surgeries done are of girls and 9 for boys.   

PCHF is the main sponsor of these sophisticated surgeries in terms of providing staff and required medication along with Gift of Life International, on the other hand. All the hospital services are provided free of cost to deserving patients by UOLTH. ASD surgery, if conducted for affording family, can usually cost around Rs. 400,000.

Mr. Shahid Qayyum, Chief Operating Officer based at PCHF-UOLTH office said on top of highly expensive surgeries, parents of the patients are offered free accommodation, meals and medicines at the time of discharge for families that cannot afford such expenses.

The collaboration is focused at establishing a state of the art medical facility that provides the highest quality of care for children with heart disease, irrespective of their financial means. PCHF has online donation options available for nationals and overseas Pakistanis as well. For more information please visit

  • 19 Heart Surgeries done at UOLTH
  • 19 Heart Surgeries done at UOLTH
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