Sri Narayani Amma is a spiritual, benevolent being who has created vast and extraordinary humanitarian opportunities in the remote and underprivileged part of India called Thirumalaikodi in the province of Tamil Nadu.
Street entrance decorated for the function
Amma receives Dr. M. Karunanidhi
Amma welcomes Dr. Karunanidhi
Invited Guest addresses the gathering
India is a country where universal health care is not provided by the government and a huge percent of India is living below the poverty line. The cost of medical care for a sick child is overwhelming for these people. Sri Narayani Amma has started a new initiative to provide free open heart surgeries to children in critical need, with severe heart conditions.
Amma in conversation with Dr. Karunanidhi
Amma addresses the gathering
Each of these surgeries is life saving, with each procedure costing approximately $3000 - $4000 CAD/US. Applications are received from all over India and the surgeries are provided by the hospital facilities and location that are best suited for each child.
Amma with invited guests
The patients have been selected based on their medical record and are given varied amounts depending on the severity of the case. The Vydehi Hospital & Medical College in Bangalore and the Meenakshi Hospital in Madurai have joined in this effort and extended their services and resources for the surgeries.