Sameer Malik Heart Care Foundation Fund celebrates its fifth anniversary

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Apart from spellbinding performances by the beneficiaries, there was also an award ceremony for doctors engaged in CSR

New Delhi, 16th February 2019: The Sameer Malik Heart Care Foundation Fund, an initiative by the Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI), a leading national non-profit organization committed to making India a healthier and disease-free nation, celebrated its fifth anniversary on 16th February 2019. The event was inaugurated by Acharya Sarla Ji Maharaj and the day also marked the 56th Diksha year of the Acharya Sadhna Ji Maharaj. The function was co-orgaised with World Felloships of Religion.

Dignitaries including Sr Cardiologist Dr Smita Mishra, Dr Chanchal Pal President Lions Club Alaknanda, Lalin Jain President Sushil Muni Ashram, Rakesh Jain Secretary WFR, PC Jain Treasures WFR, Mr Kochar  Trustee SMAand Dr Anil Bansal, Past President DMA among others. Mr Deep Malik, Ms Summi Malik and other family members of Mr Sameer Malik were also present.

The event saw over 350 beneficiaries of the Sameer Malik Heart Care Foundation Fund give some splendid performances they had prepared. Doctors who undertook CSR based initiatives including those from the Ramagya Foundation and International Bhagwan Mahavir Hospital, New Delhi were honored for their efforts.

Speaking about this, Padma Shri Awardee, Dr KK Aggarwal, President, HCFI, said, “We are happy to host the fifth anniversary of the Sameer Malik Heart Care Foundation Fund. It is heartening to see the performances by the beneficiaries and to witness them in good health. We believe that through mass awareness, timely intervention and financial support, majority of the heart diseases can be prevented and cured.  We have successfully saved over 1700 lives through the Foundation and will continue to do so in the future. We thank the Malik family for all their support.”

The Sameer Malik Heart Care Foundation Fund was launched five years ago with the basic ideology that no person should die of a heart disease just because of their economical background. Any such person, in need of surgical intervention and cannot otherwise afford treatment can apply for the benefits of the fund. Once shortlisted, the surgeries are performed at leading hospitals including Medanta – the Medicity and National Heart Institute. The foundation has directly financially sponsored over 300 such pro-bono surgeries till date and over 1700 patients belonging to economically weaker sections of the society have already been helped and treated.

Mr Deep Malik from the Malik family in his statement said, “I congratulate Dr KK Aggarwal and HCFI on their efforts to helping keep my brother Sameer Malik’s legacy alive through every life saved. With the increasing incidence of lifestyle diseases specially amongst a younger population, it is important to raise mass level awareness about the evils of eating junk food, smoking and drinking. We pledge our support to the NGO and will continue to support this initiative.”

The helpline number +919958771177 for the Sameer Malik Heart Care Foundation Fund is open from Monday to Saturday from 9 AM to 5 PM. Individuals who wish to apply online can download the application form from the website, http://heartcarefoundationfund.heartcarefoundation.org/. An expert committee comprising of notable individuals would assess all applications received by the fund. Once sanctioned, the funds would be directly deposited in the bank account of the medical establishments treating the patient.