The Little Flower Hospital, Angamaly, organised a meeting for senior citizens and those who had undergone heart surgery.
‘Hridaya Sangamam 2012’, attended by senior citizens from Angamaly and nearby areas, was inaugurated by cine actor Sheela. Sheela said that though many are poets at heart, if they are unable to understand the hardships and sorrows of their compatriots and help them, there will be no meaning in what they do.
“Women should take interest in heart care and keep themselves healthy, else their children will lose out,” she said. As part of the event, selected senior citizens were honoured. Monsignor Dr Sebastian Vadakkumpadan, director of the hospital, was honoured at the event for establishing a modern heart care centre at the hospital.
A pledge wasv administered by the cine actress at the function. She later interacted with those who had undergone heart surgeries. Immigration wing SP Tojan Cyriac who had received President of India’s police medal for meritorious service was also honoured at the function.
The function was presided over by Monsignor Vadakkumpadan. Assistant directors Fr Varghese Ponthempilly, Fr Roger Nangelimalil, administrator P V Thomas and heart specialists Dr Stigi Joseph, Dr M K Rafeeq and Dr Georgi Thomas spoke.