Provide GAP funding for children from lesser privileged families to support treatment
Extend services to remote areas for children requiring diagnostic testing and guidance for proper medical treatment
Leverage advanced technology in medicine to support promotion of primary healthcare for children
Provide education for medical, nursing, paramedical and technical staff, as well as the general public.
Praanam Children’s Foundation was created with the aim of medically assisting children from the underprivileged sections of our society
Often times, a lifetime of carefully planned family savings can vanish when a child suffers from prolonged treatment for illnesses resulting in enduring financial difficulties
At Praanam, with your generous help we aspire to make a difference for these challenged families
Diseases in children affecting major organs of their bodies are complicated requiring careful diagnosis and sustained treatment for successful outcomes.
Often times surgery is required and for a child undergoing surgery of their major organs and systems, procedures are painstakingly delicate requiring superior facilities and outstanding skills.
The cost for surgery and treatment for such cases can be prohibitive for the economically challenged. Hospital stays are prolonged and often, midway through the treatment, the child’s family is financially exhausted and cannot continue supporting the child’s treatment !
We support the cause of newborn intensive care and extend our help to newborns upto to the age of one month ( neonatal period ) with critical life threatening illnesses pertaining to Low Birth Weight, Prematurity, and medical and surgical illnesses of newborns. This subset of infants, though at a disadvantage by birth, are resilient and bounce back with fantastic recovery when provided the appropriate levels of care. Our foundation's key objective is to support babies of less than a month old.
Infants, children, and adolescents ( from one month of age to sixteen years ) are afflicted with critical illnesses quite often, and mostly in the under five age group. The provision of appropriate levels of life support to these children is under the purview of Pediatric Critical Care. Careful diagnosis, timely and prompt treatment reverses dangerous conditions that threaten life itself. We ardently extend our support for the cause of Pediatric Critical Care.
From infancy through childhood and adolescence, cancer can strike at anytime. In sharp contrast to adults, children usually suffer from cancers of the blood system and these are the most common. Cancer can affect the brain, liver, bone, kidney, muscle and skin, heart and other organs in children. Patient outcomes are far better than in adult patients, however cost is the main limiting factor in successful completion of treatment. Treatment of cancer in children can extend for months or years.... It is not uncommon for recurrence of the tumour, and repeated hospitalizations during the treatment course. Our hearts go out to the afflicted children, and we will do our best from Praanam to support such children.
This group of disorders is very common and timely help and support can save children's lives. Liver disease in most instances is treatable in children, and the causes are quite different from those afflicting adult patients.
While the majority of kidney diseases in infants and children are self limiting with complete recovery, a fraction of them suffer from long standing illnesses, often difficult to treat and requiring repeat hospitalizations and dialysis. Surgical conditions of the urinary tract and kidney are quite common in children and the vast majority are curable with a single stage surgical operation. We specifically support this subset of children, and those requiring repeated hospitalizations.
Most of these diseases affect infants and are often detected during intercurrent illnesses. Defects of DNA and genes cause these set of diseases. Often difficult to treat, and even more difficult to cure, these children are fragile and prone to recurrent infections and illnesses requiring multiple hospitalizations and visits. The family structure is very often disrupted with severe psychological effects on the parents.
Nervous system diseases are often devastating and cause severe brain injury leading to life long disabilities in infants and children. However, the vast majority of common conditions are of short duration, and relatively not serious with full recovery. Those afflicted with serious illnesses suffer from long damage to the nervous system. Speech, movement disorders and psychological and psychiatric illness are quite common in children. However, treatment options are available and recovery is quite good. We support all children with afflictions of the nervous system.
Praanam Children’s Foundation & Lotus Hospitals for Women & Children in association with the Indian Medical Association ( IMA ) hosted a wonderful seminar on infectious diseases in children….
Our Consultant Dr.Parag Dekate and one of our PICU Fellows - Dr.Santosh conducted a ' BASIC LIFE SUPPORT ' Program for the staff of ' SYNTHOKEM LIMITED ' ( headed by Mr.Jayant Tagore, MD ) on June 2nd, 2017 at one of their factory sites...
"Praanam children’s foundation, hyderabad donates medicines & essentials for victims of the recent floods in tamil nadu essential medicines for treating water borne diseases and other critical medical products like saline bags, iv.cannulas, etc. .