Mumbai: Sunil Gavaskar on Thursday announced to sponsor 34 lifesaving heart surgeries of children ailing from congenital heart disease but lack treatment owing to financial constraints.The legendary Indian cricketer was speaking during the opening of Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani International Centre for Child Heart Care in Kharghar node of Navi Mumbai.
Addressing the gathering, Sunil Gavaskar said, "These tiny tots are waiting for their hearts to be healed. Paediatric cardiac treatment should be within the reach of every child and every parent irrespective of financial or social status. I am pleased that Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Centre is now open in Mumbai and will provide precious life-saving service to the people."
Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospitals and Centres for Child Heart Care are run by the Sri Sathya Sai Health and Education Trust.Talking on the occasion, Sri Sathya Sai Health and Education Trust Chairman C Sreenivas told,"The centres are testimony to the work and message of Sri Sathya Sai Baba and his model of Quality Healthcare, providing totally free-of-cost services, irrespective of religion, caste, creed, nationality and gender."(UNI)