Amritsar, May 8
The Department of Pediatrics, in association with the Amritsar Academy of Paediatrics, held a workshop to mark World Thalassemia Day at the Government Medical College on Sunday.
GMC Director Dr. Rajiv Devgan, Chief of Pediatrics Dr. Manmeet Kaur Sodhi, Deputy Medical Superintendent Dr. Narinder Singh and other faculty members were present on the occasion. Children with the disease also presented a dance on this occasion.
Dr Rajiv Devgan said thalassemia was an inherited blood disorder and patients required regular blood transfusions. Children born with the disease required regular blood transfusions and medical care.
Dr. Manmeet Sodhi said they had earlier organized a blood donation camp where 80 units were collected. She said everyone in good health should inculcate the habit of donating blood twice a year. She said donating blood was the easiest way to save someone’s life. Dr. Sandeep Aggarwal, Assistant Professor (Paediatrics), said Rotary Club President Sarika Kapila presented thalassemia kits for blood transfusion for children suffering from the disease.