History

The Cardiac Center was begun in 2001 following Don Claudio Maggioni’s search for collaboration in a health initiative in cardiology that would benefit those in developing Countries; basing his argument on the assertion that “everyone has the right to health”. This search was spurred by the death of his sister following a heart disease. If death could still occur given such advanced health facilities in Italy, what more of the deaths caused by cardiovascular diseases in the developing world! Fr. Angelo Pagano, OFMCap, then working in Shisong Parish went on home leave to Milan and was providentially directed by his brother Giani Pagano to meet Don Claudio. As Fr. Angelo listened to this dream he began to wonder if Shisong Hospital would not be a potential ground for its materialization. The then TSSF Provincial Council, with Sr. Alphonsa Kiven as Provincial Superior, accepted to collaborate. Don Claudio, in search for technical assistance, contacted Prof. Alessandro Frigiola, President of Bambini Cardiopatici nel Mondo (BCnM) who also accepted to collaborate. Then the project began to evolve till date. You can read more about our history.