Every year there are 2,50,000 children who are born in India
with heart disease. Of these about 40% are critical and
require surgery within the first year of their lives.
However only about 10,000 children receive this life-saving
treatment every year.
In Tamil Nadu alone there are more than 50,000 children
waiting for relief through surgery. Since these are mostly
children from underprivileged families, they undergo years
of suffering, of constant illness, of being listless, poor
in studies, unable to concentrate on studies, weak and
unable to play games, irritable, unhappy due to an
unexplained discomfort - in turn giving parents an agonizing
time, helpless at the condition of their child, unable to
CHIME comes to the rescue of such parents where we take over
their financial burden, spare them of debts, and garner
funds for the little one to have a good recovery and regain
normal life like other children, integrating them back to
As of now our relief has reached just a miniscule proportion
of society and the population no doubt, but however a big
difference to these children and their families. In these
three years we have reached out to over 350 children -
children who would have been otherwise unable to afford
these surgeries. Our success is mainly because of the good
will and large heartedness of our patrons and well wishers
such as you, who have supported this program.
Your thoughtfulness indeed brings happiness and makes this
world a better place for these children and their families.
Thanks so much for your touch.
CHIME - CHILDREN'S HEART INTERNATIONALE MIOT
CHIME was launched to build a bridge between you and them
was started in September 2007 to aid children in
need. We reach out to children not only in our country but
to children from across the world who suffers from
Congenital Heart Disease.
It is heartening to note that in this short span of six
years, CHIME together with MIOT Centre for
Children’s Cardiac Care have undertaken more than 500
free / subsidized heart surgeries for children coming
from poor socio-economic status.