Children from Kyrgyzstan with congenital heart disease will be operated in South Korea. The National Red Crescent Society of Kyrgyzstan reported.
According to it, 33 children will be examined on January 28. Korean specialists will select 12 children, six of which will be operated in 2016 and another six - in 2017. The children will be selected based on health indicators, as well as social and economic conditions of families in which the children live. The Red Crescent Society has provided data on 13 children in need of surgery from vulnerable families in Batken, Jalal-Abad, Osh, Talas and Issyk-Kul regions. List of 20 children was submitted by the Health Care Ministry.
Repeated examination of five children, who underwent surgery in July 2015, will take place tomorrow, on January 27 in the Research Institute of Heart Surgery and Organ Transplantation in Bishkek. If necessary, they will get consultations.
In total, the South Korean clinic has operated 26 children with congenital heart disease since 2010. The cost of treatment, accommodation and other expenses, related to the stay of children in South Korea, amount to about $ 30,000 for each child and are fully covered by the South Korean side.