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VPS Lakeshore launches project to do free cochlear implant surgeries for children

Web Desk‌Updated: Monday Mar 13, 2023

S K Abdulla, Managing Director, VPS Lakeshore Hospital and Ramesh Pisharody, cinestar and brand ambassador of Snehaswaram

Kochi:  Kochi's VPS Lakeshore Hospital has launched 'Snehaswaram', a project to provide free cochlear implant surgeries for children. Launched as part of the hospital's CSR initiatives, Snehaswaram will have cinestar Ramesh Pisharody on board as brand ambassador. In a function held at the hospital on Sunday, Ramesh Pisharody, along with S K Abdulla, Managing Director, VPS Lakeshore met the first batch of children chosen for free cochlear implant surgeries from the camp held in February 2023.

The first batch of children include Edwinm (2½ year old), Jinto from Pallikkunnu, Idukki; Fathima Haira (3), Maradu, Kochi; Ashwin Krishna (3½), Chelakkara, Thrissur; Deva (4), North Parur, Ernakulam and Fathima Fadia (1), Edarikkod, Malappuram. The first batch free implant surgery will be conducted on the sidelines of AOI Con 2023, the Kerala State Mid Term ENT Conference to be held at VPS Lakeshore Hospital on March 18-19, 2023. Dr. Idiculla K Mathews, HOD, ENT; Dr. Lakshmi Ranjith, Cochlear Implant Surgeon; Dr. Gokul E D, Associate Consultant and Dr. Shweta Shenoy, Consultant will lead the surgery team.

Speaking on the initiative, S K Abdulla, Managing Director, VPS Lakeshore Hospital, said healthcare of children has always been a priority to the hospital.