Rotary Club of Calcutta Metro City donated Desferal Oral medicines worth Rs 59,500 to The Thalassaemia Society of India at their treatment centre at 48 A Muktaram Babu Street for the underprivileged thalassaemic children.
Approximately 350 children and young adults undergo blood transfusion and iron chelation at the day care centre and Rotary Club of Calcutta Metro City supports the centre through blood donation camps, medicines etc. The Society runs a 14 bed day care centre providing subsidized and free facility to 350 patients. Free pathological tests for HB% TC DC ESR for patients are also organized and over 200 blood donations camps are organized to raise blood requirements for patients. Rotary has been supporting the cause over the last 3 decades mainly through awareness camps, fund s for equipment from different Rotary clubs of Switzerland, Italy, Germany. Also Rotary has been sponsoring blood donation camps for the thalassaemic children.
Present on the occasion were Past District governor Shyamashree Sen, District Rotary Foundation Chair Jayanta Chatterji, Past District Secretary Subhojit Roy, Club President Bandana Das among others