On October 16, 2012 Dr. Akiva Tamir, Chief Pediatric Cardiologist and Dr. Ilan Cohen, Deputy Director of Pediatric Intensive Care, travelled to Iasi, Romania, to screen children in need of heart surgery. Immediately after their flight landed, they arrived at the hospital where 40 children were already waiting to be screened.
The following day, after completing all of the screenings, the mission was over and they had found 20 small candidates to come to Israel for their life saving heart surgery.
In addition to the screening mission, Dr. Tamir and Dr. Cohen, followed up on two past patients, one who is now healthy and enjoying life, and one who might need additional treatment.
SACH’s activities in Romania are co-sponsored by the Botnar Foundation in Switzerland.
This clinic was held together with Dr. Magda Iorga, pediatrician at the Santa Maria Child Hospital in Iasi, Romania. The treatment by SACH of children from Romania and the facilitation of the cardiology clinic was in cooperation with Rotary Club of Romania and Republic of Moldova