Friday, December 9, 2016

New Thalassemia ward inaugurated at CMC Hospitaln

Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 4:31 PM
A new 7 bedded ward in the Department of Pediatrics
Ludhiana: 9 December 2016: (Punjab Screen Bureau):
At a well attended function, a new 7 bedded ward in the Department of Pediatrics, Christian Medical College was dedicated to children with Thalassemia by Punjab Thalassemics Welfare Society.  At the inauguration Dr. Abraham G Thomas-Director CMC, Chief Guest, lauded the efforts of all in providing complete care to children with Thalassemia. Dr. Jugesh Chhatwal–Head of Pediatric Department told that the institute is offering Comprehensive Care for Thalassemia from Womb to Wellbeing. The institute is the only medical college in North India which is doing Bone Marrow Transplant for Thalassemia and is affiliated with many Bone Marrow registries comprising of several thousand donors. Dr. Joseph John Head of Clinical Haematology and Stem Cell Transplant said it is now possible to offer Bone Marrow Transplant to virtually all Thalassemic children through a matched unrelated donor.

Dr. Praveen C Sobti–Professor of Pediatrics, expressed deep gratitude to the President and members of Punjab Thalassemics  Welfare Society for their generous donation towards the renovation of the ward. Among those who participated in the event were Dr. William Bhatti-Medical Superintendent, Dr. Bobby John-Principal, Dr. Kim Mammen– Additional Director, CMC, Dr. Shruti Kakkar-Honorary Secretary–Punjab Thalassemics Welfare Society, Members of Zindagi Live, Several faculty members of CMC, Thalassemic children and their families. Dr. Thomas also presented mementos to all the donors and special token of appreciation to Dr. Joseph John, Dr. Amrith Mathew, Dr. Aikaj Jindal, Zindagi Live, President Student’s Council-CMC for significant contribution to the cause of Thalassemia.         

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