Free treatment for thalassaemia patients

Free treatment for thalassaemia patients
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Thalassemia Support Foundation will provide permanent cure to patients, besides advocating for prevention programmes across Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Thalassemia Support Foundation will provide permanent cure to patients, besides advocating for prevention programmes across Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

With an objective to provide multi-disciplinary clinical services to thalassaemia patients, ‘Paediatric Haematology Charity Clinic’, Banjara Hills announced a charitable trust for supporting the patients. Thalassemia Support Foundation (TSF) is an initiative of Vista Speciality Diagnostics, Children’s Cancer Foundation and Center for Thalassemia and Blood disorders.

The Foundation will help provide a permanent cure of thalassaemia and sickle cell anaemia in patients in Hyderabad, besides advocating for prevention programmes across the twin states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Patients can visit the clinic every Wednesday by appointment between 1.30pm and 5pm for the treatment at Vista Specialty Clinics in Banjara Hills. The patients will have to register by paying a nominal one-time registration fee of Rs.500. A team of six specialists lead by Dr Parinitha Gutha will treat the patients.

The Chief Administrator of the Foundation, Gopi Krishna Pidatala, CEO of the Vista Imaging and Medical Centre said, “Experts will focus on new areas like effectively monitoring iron levels, assessing the organ damage and help initiate early interventions to limit the organ damage. Clinic’s Haematology team will assess the patients initially to identify the issues for the particular child.

The required tests would be done by the multi-disciplinary team consisting of sub-specialists reviewing the patient and make a care plan. The team will initiate further interventions and treatments which will halt further organ damage and improve the quality of life and life expectancy. The team will also counsel the family in detail with the help of motivated parents and plans needy investigations.”

Launching the Paediatric Haematology Clinic, Dr Parintha said, “Every year we lose young patients due to lack of awareness and adequate monitoring from early age. This disheartening experience prompted us to take the services to the highest standards.”Dr Leenatha Reddy, Paediatric Endocrinologist, said. “We are hoping that Paediatric Haematology Clinic will form a role model for establishment of many more such services in our country benefitting many families.”

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