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

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afraid about this like other cancer. Due to advancement of modern Medical Science,

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the children affected by major thalassemia and also from other blood diseases may

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lead almost normal life in many cases. But besides treatment, counseling of

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patients, their parents and relatives are also needed too. In these circumstances

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Kolkata Hematology Education and Research Initiative (KHERI) have been

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worked with them in the last few years. It is an organization of patients and

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survivors of various blood diseases along with their families. Today KHERI have

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organized a Meet of such patients, their parents, families, relatives, doctors.

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medical staff and other related persons at Shishir Mancho Kolkata. The program is

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followed by a cultural function. DR. Rajib Dey. Eminent Hematologist, NRS

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Medical College & Hospital kolkata has said that The idea is to take the patients

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and their relatives away from the depression, anxiety, fear of hospital, and expose

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them to a world of amusement, hope and enjoyment. In this gathering the patients

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and eminent artists, perform at same stage. The overall impression is the victory of

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e hope and optimism over depression and defeatism. About hundreds of patient

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have been present to this meet. In the survivor Meet, the patients and their relatives

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share their experience of war against this disease. After this meet, the cultural

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program has been performed with full of joy.

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Blood cancer is a dreaded disease and thalassemia is congenital. Today many

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patients conquer the war against these diseases due to advancement of modern

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medicine and the latest treatment including Chemo Therapy and bone marrow

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transplant (BMT). It is indeed possible to cure such patients, prolong survival and

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return to a good number of blood cancer victims to normal life. This program is the

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celebrations of their fight not only with disease but also with the uncountable

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social and economic obstacles. Such type of program inspires the patients and their

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families to fight against these diseases.

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DR. Pradip Mitra, Director Medical Services, DR. Tamalkanti Ghosh, Special

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Secretary, Medical Education service Dept. of health & FW, Government of We

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Bengal and Bhaskar Ganguly emanate veteran footballer of Bengal will grace the

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occasion by their august presence and participated to the program.

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