Chandigarh, Jan 22, 2006
Thalassemia: Mass awareness must
Chandigarh, January 21: THE Minno Sambhi Free
Blood Service for Thalassemic Children was launched
by Punjab Governor and UT Administrator General S.F.
Rodrigues (retd) at the Rotary and Blood Bank Resource
Centre in Sector 37, here today. This project for
thalassemic children has been sponsored by an NRI
from Ludhiana, Dr Mahender Sambhi, in memory of his
wife Dr Minno Sambhi.
The Centre, assisted by three nursing homes, jointly
provided professional and technological help. General
Rodrigues called for the need of launching mass awareness
campaign to fight thalassemia besides providing supportive
therapy to the children suffering from the disorder.
He appealed to the participating NGO to cover all
the registered thalassemic patients in Chandigarh
in a phased manner under the umbrella of free blood
service, which started today.
PGIMER director Dr K K Talwar said there were about
300 registered patients of thalassemia who needed
active support and participation from all quarters
for meeting their regular blood needs.