[Explanation] On the evening of November 23, 23 children with congenital heart disease from Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan Province arrived in Beijing accompanied by their parents and will receive free surgical treatment.

The person who picked up the plane was a doctor from the Public Welfare Medical Team of the "One Heart·Building a Chinese Heart" Foundation who checked their bodies last month.

  It is reported that at the end of October, more than 30 medical experts and volunteers from six hospitals in Beijing formed a medical team to go to Dege and Baiyu counties in Ganzi Prefecture to screen children for congenital heart disease.

With funding from the “One Heart · Building a Chinese Heart” fund and the joint promotion of Beijing medical institutions, within a month, 23 children with confirmed cases were arranged to go to 8 first-class hospitals in Beijing for free comprehensive treatment.

  [Concurrent] Xu Dong, Director of Cardiac Surgery, Beijing Tiantan Hospital

  Our Beijing Tiantan Hospital affiliated to Capital Medical University will treat 5 children with congenital (heart disease) and will provide these children with free medical services.

If all goes well, the operation will begin this week, and all operations should be completed on the next Monday (next week).

  [Explanation] Afterwards, the reporter followed several children to Beijing Tiantan Hospital.

Under the green channel opened by the hospital, the children are being examined one after another.

An 11-year-old Tibetan girl squeezed cashmere and took the opportunity to Beijing with her mother.

She said that she was very lucky to be able to come for surgery this time.

  [Concurrent] The child squeezes cashmere and holds the machine

  I think (participating) this event is very lucky and I am very excited to be at the airport.

I'm a little scared here, afraid of surgery.

  [Explanation] An 8-year-old boy Jiang Yong Danzhu was diagnosed with congenital heart disease three years ago, but he has not been treated.

His sister Desi embraced her to accompany her younger brother this time. She said that she was very grateful for the opportunity of the operation and saved the family a great burden.

  [Concurrent] Dexi, the family member of the patient

  The child has a hollow heart, and then he comes here for treatment.

We knew before that when we went to Kangding once, we checked it out, but there was no chance (treatment).

This time is a very good opportunity. For our family, it reduces the burden to a certain extent, and also allows children to receive effective treatment.

Thank the hospital for giving us such a good opportunity.

  [Explanation] According to Xu Dong, the chief surgeon and director of cardiac surgery at Tiantan Hospital, the treatment lasted for seven days. Several children can be cured after surgery, and life thereafter will be the same as normal people.

  [Concurrent] Xu Dong, Director of Cardiac Surgery, Beijing Tiantan Hospital

  These five children are now considered relatively young, so they can restore the quality of life of normal people after the operation, including the life span of normal people.

We will do our best to ensure the safety of patients (operations), and if they go well, they should be cured, and they should be cured in their lifetime.

  [Explanation] It is understood that "One Heart · Forging a Chinese Heart" is a large-scale public welfare activity guided by the Central United Front Work Department and other ministries.

Since its inception in 2008, the "Concentric · Forging a Chinese Heart" has organized a team of volunteers mainly composed of medical experts from the capital to carry out screening of children with congenital heart disease and treatment and rescue of liver hydatid disease in key provinces related to Tibet.

  Reporter Liu Xuanting reports from Beijing

Editor in charge: [Li Ji]