Kolkata Hematology Education and Research Initiative have organized a meet and cultural program to be aware of blood disease

By Jayeeta :- Thalassemia, leukemia or various other Blood diseases, some of whom are known as blood cancer, in many cases, is controllable disease now, but most people get
afraid about this like other cancer. Due to advancement of modern Medical Science,
the children affected by major thalassemia and also from other blood diseases may
lead almost normal life in many cases. But besides treatment, counseling of
patients, their parents and relatives are also needed too. In these circumstances
Kolkata Hematology Education and Research Initiative (KHERI) have been
worked with them in the last few years. It is an organization of patients and
survivors of various blood diseases along with their families. Today KHERI have
organized a Meet of such patients, their parents, families, relatives, doctors.
medical staff and other related persons at Shishir Mancho Kolkata. The program is
followed by a cultural function. DR. Rajib Dey. Eminent Hematologist, NRS
Medical College & Hospital kolkata has said that The idea is to take the patients
and their relatives away from the depression, anxiety, fear of hospital, and expose
them to a world of amusement, hope and enjoyment. In this gathering the patients
and eminent artists, perform at same stage. The overall impression is the victory of
e hope and optimism over depression and defeatism. About hundreds of patient
have been present to this meet. In the survivor Meet, the patients and their relatives
share their experience of war against this disease. After this meet, the cultural
program has been performed with full of joy.
Blood cancer is a dreaded disease and thalassemia is congenital. Today many
patients conquer the war against these diseases due to advancement of modern
medicine and the latest treatment including Chemo Therapy and bone marrow
transplant (BMT). It is indeed possible to cure such patients, prolong survival and
return to a good number of blood cancer victims to normal life. This program is the
celebrations of their fight not only with disease but also with the uncountable
social and economic obstacles. Such type of program inspires the patients and their
families to fight against these diseases.
DR. Pradip Mitra, Director Medical Services, DR. Tamalkanti Ghosh, Special
Secretary, Medical Education service Dept. of health & FW, Government of We
Bengal and Bhaskar Ganguly emanate veteran footballer of Bengal will grace the
occasion by their august presence and participated to the program.

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