Free Operations for Children Having Congenital Heart Disease
  • The scheme is open to the children born to the permanent residents of Assam and whose annual income is Rs 6.00 Lakh or less. Government of Assam bears the entire expenses of screening, investigations and treatment (for those who need surgery) for these children in designated Cardiac centers in the State including designated hospitals of outside the State. Government of Assam also bears the to and fro airfare between Guwahati to other destinations of the outside the State for the patient and one Parent/ guardian, besides providing adequate accommodation facility situated close to the hospital for the guardian during the hospitalization period of the child. Implementation of CHD programme is transferred to Atal Amrit Abhiyan Society (AAAS), Assam w.e.f. 1st January, 2020.


  1. -> The Scheme came into effect from 1st July’ 2010.
  2. -> Children between the age 0-18yrs who have been certified by the HoD Paediatric Surgery, GMCH as requiring cardiac surgery.
  3. -> The guardian must be a permanent resident of Assam and income should not exceed Rs. 6.00 Lakh per annum.

Procedure: The patient must apply to the Nodal Officer along with the following documents:

  1. -> Application to the Nodal Officer for financial aid

  2. -> Permanent residential certificate of Assam

  3. -> Address proof

  4. -> Medical certificate requiring cardiac surgery by a competent and qualified Cardiac Surgeon

  5. -> All relevant documents related to the illness including expenditure receipts of laboratory tests (viz. x-ray report, doctors’ advice, pathology test report etc.) shall be presented to the Nodal Officer for consideration of the case Referral certificate for cardiac surgery including name of referral center.

  6. -> Details of employment of guardian.

  7. -> Income certificate

  8. -> Letter from referral hospital mentioning the tentative date of operation

  9. -> The patient must present himself before the State Nodal Officer or, be exempted from physical examination by him with grounds for such exemption

  10. -> For necessary information regarding the Scheme, the person may contact Dr. Abhijit Sarma, State Coordinator, CHD Programme or the Department of Cardiology, GMCH, Guwahati.

Collaboration between IIIT-Hyderabad & Oxfam India