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Little Hearts


To save young lives suffering from congenital heart defects.


In India 3,00,000 children are born with heart defects every year. 
Many of them would succumb for lack of resources, facilities and awareness. 

  • State of the art infrastructure to take care of babies with complex heart diseases. 

  • Sharp minds and expert hands to detect and mend tender and little hearts effectively. 

  • Financial help to the children from the underprivileged section of the society for the heart surgery. 

  • Congenital heart defect surgery at Wockhardt Hospital, South Mumbai; where the hospital contributes 15 % of the cost of the operation and the remaining cost is paid by donors. 

  • Help to the children lead a normal and healthy adult life. 

  • Spreading awareness in society. 

The Team

The congenital heart defect surgery is performed by the trained & competent Paediatric Cardiac team at Wockhardt Hospital, South Mumbai. 

  • Dr. Suresh Joshi

       M.S. (General Surgery), MCh. (CVTS), FIACS, FICS, FCCP

       Director & Chief Surgeon, Paediatric & Congenital Heart Centre

  • Dr. Prasanna Salvi

       M.B.B.S., M.D. (Anaesthesia), F.N.B. (Cardiac Anaesthesia)
       Consultant- Paediatric Cardiac Anaesthesia and Intensive Care ​

  • Dr. Lalit Chaudhary

       MS, MCh (CVTS)
       Associate Consultant- Pediatric Cardiac Surgery 

  • Dr. Manish Chokhandre

       MD (Pediatrics), FCPS, Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology
       Consultant Pediatric Cardiologist 

  • Dr. Ameya Mandrekar

       MD (Anaesthesiology), FNB (Cardiac Anaesthesia), FIACTA, FIEE, FICCC
       Associate Consultant- Pediatric Cardiac Anaesthesiologist and Intensivist 

  • Dr. Naveed Khan

       MD (Anaesthesiology), FNB (Cardiac Anaesthesia), FIACTA
       Jr. Consultant- Pediatric Cardiac Anaesthesiologist and Intensivist 

  • Dr. Dinki Dharod

       DNB (Anaesthesiology), FIACTA
       Associate Consultant- Pediatric Cardiac Anaesthesiologist and Intensivist 

Our Work

Through the Little Hearts program we aim to save lives of babies with heart defects from under privileged section of society in association with Wockhardt Hospital. 

Eligibility criteria for the surgery :

  • Children of the age 0 to 15 years.

  • Verification of age proof and medical reports of the children.

  • Verification of income and residence proof of the parent.

The Little Hearts programme of Wockhardt Foundation plans to give financial help to more and more children from under privileged strata of society with congenital heart diseases and save the young lives.​

  • More than 6000 congenital hearts surgeries done over last 15 years

  • Youngest child at 4 hours of age underwent heart surgery.

  • Smallest child (900gm) underwent open heart surgery.

  • Off Pump Beating heart complex cardiac coronary surgery in Neonates.

Save a Life

Support Congenital Heart Surgery !
Put a smile back on a young baby.
Karma will put a smile back on you.
Please send your cheque in favour of “Wockhardt Foundation” marking ‘Little Hearts’ on the reverse to:
Mr. D. Pamu
Wockhardt Foundation
Wockhardt Towers,
Bandra Kurla Complex,
Mumbai- 400051,
Tel. +91 22 71596125
Reg. E- 25187

You can also send your donations through electronic transfer:
Bank name: YES Bank
Acct. Name: Wockhardt Foundation
Account No: 026894600000015
IFS Code: YESB0000268
Branch: Kala Nagar Branch, Bandra (East)
City: Mumbai
Pin: 400051

Bank name: ICICI Bank
Acct. Name: Wockhardt Foundation
Account No: 055505002376
IFS Code: ICIC0000555
Branch: Bandra Kurla Complex Branch
City: Mumbai
Pin: 400051

All donations towards Little Hearts will receive 50% tax exemption under section 80-G

Contact Details:

Mr. Firoz Daginawala

Programme Head



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