Raising awareness of thalassemia

Thalassemia, leukemia or various other Blood diseases, some of whom are known as blood cancer, in many cases, is controllable disease now, but most people get afraid about this like other cancer. Due to advancement of modern Medical Science, the children affected by major thalassemia and also from other blood diseases may lead almost normal life in many cases. But besides treatment, counseling of patients, their parents and relatives are also needed too. In these circumstances ‘Hematology Education and Research Trust (HERT)‘ have been worked with them in the last few years. It is an organization for patients and survivors of various blood diseases along with their families. Today HEART have organized their 4th Annual Program ‘Jagaran-2019’, which is not only a Meet of such patients, their parents, families, relatives, doctors, medical staff and other related persons but also a  general mass awareness program to general people for blood diseases  at Swami Vivekananda Auditorium ( former Moulali Yubo kendra) Kolkata. The program is followed by a cultural function.

Tuphan Kanti Dolai, Eminent Hematologist of the country, has said that the idea is to take the patients and their relatives away from the depression, anxiety, fear of hospital, and expose them to a world of amusement, hope and enjoyment.The overall impression is the victory of the hope and optimism over depression and defeatism. About hundreds of patients have been present to this meet. In the survivor Meet, the patients and their relatives share their experience of war against this disease.

Today in Jagaran-2019,in a valuable speech, Dr. Dalai has shared his 17 years’ experience in this field  and aware to the people on various blood cancers like Multiple Myeloma, Hozkin’s & Non-Hozkin’s Lymphoma, aplastic anemia  and Thalassemia.    Blood cancer is a dreaded disease and thalassemia is congenital.  Today many patients conquer the war against these diseases due to advancement of modern medicine and the latest treatment including Chemo Therapy and bone marrow transplant (BMT). It is indeed possible to cure such patients, prolong survival and return to a good number of blood cancer victims to normal life. This program is the celebrations of their fight not only with disease but also with the uncountable social and economic obstacles. A number of survivors have als described their sufferings and fighting against the diseases too. At the end of this part of the program A panel discussion on the topic ‘Journey of Hematological Patients to other states for Treatment.’  has been performed. People of the different class of the society have taken part to the program.

performed at stage The 2nd part of the program is cultural function. Rabindra Sangeet of Smt. Shrabani Sen has been main attraction of this part. Besides this Kathyak has been performed by Amrapally Dance Academy, ‘Uran’, the girl recitation group and 4th Bell Theater Group have also.

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