Thalassemics India Celebrates 35 Years Of Service In Thalassemia
New Delhi, March 28 (TNA) Thalassemics India, the first NGO for Thalassemia established in 1987 in India, recently celebrated its 35th anniversary at Le Meridian, New Delhi. The event witnessed a historic journey of Thalassemics India gracing the theme “LAKSH” highlighting the mission of “Sampoorn Chikitsa” and “Thalassemia Mukt Bharat”.
The event was graced to award doctors, patient achievers and caregivers who have worked tirelessly in the field of Thalassemia across the country recognizing them for their achievements. Chief guest Dr. Atul Goel, DGHS & Director NCDC, along with Guests of Honour including Dr. Anil Kumar, Additional Director General of the Ministry of Health and Family (MOHFW) Welfare, Dr. Megha Pravin, Additional Director General of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW), Dr. Jyoti Rawat, Additional Commissioner in the National Health Mission, Vinita Srivastava, Adviser Health, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Agis Loizou, High Commissioner, Republic of Cyprus and Dr. S.P Boytra, Vice Chairman and Board of Management, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi among others were present to motivate the gathering and give their addresses.
In 2017 individual adults were called to form the Thalassemia Patient Advocacy Group (TPAG), which aims to connect with doctors and authorities to improve patients’ quality of life. To show some light on this, Mrs Anubha Taneja Mukherjee, Member Secretary, Thalassemia Patients Advocacy Group (TPAG) said, “We express our gratitude to the National Blood Transfusion Council (NBTC) for extending a special invitation. This gives us an opportunity to contribute our first-hand experiences towards the development of world-class legislation on blood transfusion. We have been tirelessly working to organise blood drives and sponsored NAT testing kits for Thalassemia patients. At this event, we have also learned about the journey and challenges faced by patients and caregiversto continue making steadfastefforts towards eradicating this disease.”