WORLD HAEMOPHILIA DAY OBSERVED
The district administration, Coimbatore Medical College Hospital (CMCH) management and the Haemophillia Society on Friday observed World Haemophillia Day (17.04.2015).
Collector Archana Patnaik led the celebration by releasing balloons in the presence of CMCH Dean Edwin Joe at the Collectorate. She also distributed handbills aimed at creating awareness on haemophillia.
Nodal Officer, Haemophillia, Dr.S.Usha said that around 350 men were registered with the Haemophillia Society and CMCH for the free treatment that the State Government offered. Each treatment called, factor replacement – would go on for 24 to 48 hours and cost around Rs.10,000.
Haemophillia resulted in internal bleeding in muscle, joints or mucus in men only as a result of genetic disorder. The women end up as carriers of the gene.
In men, haemophillia was across age groups right from infants. The handbill carried messeges that said that if persons felt they had internal bleeding or a tingling sensation in the joints, they must rush to hospitals within two hours, for, any delay would result in damage to organs.
She added that the hospital had been carrying on the programme for the past five years under the Chief Minister’s health scheme.