AIIMS with 50 students from next academic year, says Kamineni
THE HANS INDIA |
Sep 14,2017 , 02:11 AM IST
Vijayawada: Minister for Health and Medical Education Kamineni Srinivas informed that AIIMS with 50 students would start from next academic year. He disclosed this details at an interaction programme with 7-year-old boy, whose life was saved by a young professional, who donated his stem cells to the former.
Addressing the gathering, the Minister said that the AIIMS team would be visiting the capital region to finalise modalities. Appreciating DATRI, India’s largest blood stem cell donors’ registry, Kamineni said that donating stem cell was as easy as brushing one’s teeth. He also evinced interest in setting up government run stem cell registry. “Employees and students can register and can feel the satisfaction giving something that offers new lease of life for others,” he added.
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He felicitated Chaitanya (32), an IT professional working in Hyderabad, who met the 7-year-old Yoka Sarvesh from Dindugal. Yoka was diagnosed with Thalassemia Major, when he was just 4-month-old and he needed regular blood transfusions till he could find a life-saving blood stem cell donor.
Chaitanya registered with DATRI in 2012 during an awareness session conducted at Hyderabad. Within four years of registering he received a call informing him that he was a perfect match for a child with a serious blood disorder. Strongly supported by his family, Chaitanya was happy to donate his stem cells to save a young life.
“I was very happy to hear that I was a potential match for someone. I can say with pride that I experienced one of the biggest joys of my life in meeting Yoka, who is leading a healthy life because of small effort on my part,” Chaitanya added. Dr Y Raja Rao chairman, AP Medical Council and others were present.