Special Talk on Thalassaemia
Today we had Dr. Nikhil amongst us who is a surgeon and a Medical Officer at Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital. He was in our school premises for a special talk to spread awareness about Thalassaemia among our students.
Since Thalassaemia ia a genetic disorder and many of the students didn’t know about such a disorder. Thalassaemia is an inherited blood disorder in which there is excessive blood cell destruction which can be prevented if parents’ thalassaemia status is known early. In this case, the child has to face life long blood transfusion due to normal RBC destruction prior to the lifespan which is of 120 days and can be diagnosed by a simple blood test.
We express our gratitude towards Dr. Nikhi, an Alumni of our school for providing such valuable information to our students about Thalassaemia.