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Thalassemia Patients meet at ABH

The Thalassemia Society recently organized a half day workshop at the Apollo Bramwell Hospital in favour of Thalassemia patients’ parents. This workshop was the first of a series of informative sessions and followed the renewed partnership with Apollo Bramwell Hospital, which makes provisions for discounted rates for specific services. The main objectives of the workshop were to provide useful information to patients, to encourage interactions and enhancing the lives of the patients through motivational talks.

Thalassemia Society is a newly registered NGO having as objectives to create Thalassemia awareness, to provide medical and psychological support to Thalassemia patients and their families and to extend counseling services. Interveners at the workshop were Dr David White, psychologist and Dr Deelanee Dooreemeeah, nutritionist. Thalassemia is a hereditary anemia for which presently there is no permanent cure, except a suitable Bone Marrow Transplantation. Patients with Thalassemia need lifelong blood transfusion support.

Moreover, as a consequence of repeated transfusions, patients become iron overloaded and if not managed appropriately, iron overload leads to multi organ failure. In fact this is the major causes of morbidity and mortality amongst Thalassemia patients. However with regular follow up and appropriate management, these patients can lead a normal life.

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Juste quelque mots pour vous remercie de votre acceuille chaleureuse, toujours competent avec les patients, surtout les infirmieres pediatriques, pour Sooreeta, Dr Kevin Teerovengadum, Dr Joomye, Mr Joe, Infirmiere Dorothe, ange gardienne Reshma et la chirurgienne Dr Reshma. Moi je suis fidele a l'hopital Apollo depuis 2009 par l'acceuil et leur sympathie. Je remercie tous les services. Meme ma fille, T., la patiente, elle veut pas quitte l'hopital.

M.S Abdallah
20.03.2017