November 23, 2015

Over 20 children are expected to undergo surgical operation within the framework of the “Child’s Week”

“Child’s Week” action is launched at the Central Neftchiler Hospital on the occasion of the World Child’s Day, following the Heydar Aliyev Foundation’s initiative, with organizational support from the Health Ministry. 


Within the framework of the action, examination and treatment of over 200 children suffering from inborn health failure are planned by teams of local and foreign physicians under the leadership of well-known cardiovascular surgeon Rashad Mahmudov. Moreover, complex open heart surgeries are expected to be carried out on more than 20 children. 12 of these surgical operations will be carried out due to financial aid from the Heydar Aliyev Foundation. 


Within the framework of the action, a surgical heart operation was carried out on a 15-day infant’scarotid artery. The results were better than the physicians had expected. A surgical operation is also planned for a 26-week infant with inborn heart failure. Moreover, a trailer named “Let the hearts beat” made by the Heart and Health Association of Azerbaijan will be demonstrated on various TV channels.


Italian specialists who are on a business visit to Azerbaijan in connection with the action emphasized the high achievements reached in our healthcare and said this would be an example for a number of European countries.