Vardhan launches 2nd phase of CIL CSR initiative for underprivileged thalassemic patients
New Delhi, Oct 14 (PTI): Vardhan launches 2nd phase of CIL CSR initiative for underprivileged thalassemic patients – The second phase of a Coal India CSR initiative was launched by the Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday to supply financial assistance for treatment of underprivileged thalassemic patients.
Launched in 2017, the Thalassemia Bal Sewa Yojana may be a hematopoietic somatic cell transplantation (HSCT) programme that aims to supply a one-time cure opportunity for haemoglobinopathies like thalassaemia and red blood cell disease for patients who have a matched family donor.
To deliver financial assistance to a complete of 200 patients the CSR initiative supply by providing a package cost not exceeding Rs 10 lakh per HSCT, as doctors of AIIMS Delhi, CMC Vellore, PGI Chandigarh, Tata Medical Centre in Kolkata, and Rajeev Gandhi Cancer Institute, Delhi SGPGI Lucknow, for the successful transplantation of 135 children without charging any physician fee, consistent with a Health Ministry statement.
As for various hemoglobinopathies show that it’s 2.9-4.6 per cent for Î²-Thalassemia, Data on the prevalence of silent carriers for are often as high as 40 per cent for red blood cell anaemia especially among the tribal population. Hemoglobin variants like HBE in eastern India are often as common as 3-50 per cent which involves more attention to those diseases,” he was quoted as saying within the statement.
Narayan Hrudayalaya, Bangalore, and CMC, Ludhiana were also acknowledged, who have agreed to supply this advanced care therapy from 2020.
Expressing gratitude to Coal India and their CSR team for providing such opportunity to the BPL patients affected by hematological disorders and increasing the support for an additional two years from 2020, Vardhan mentioned the difficulty of high out-of-pocket-expenditure on health services in India and therefore the last property paying for his or her treatment. it’s precisely that pain that moved Prime Minister Narendra Modi to introduce the Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana for the targeted populace,â€ he said.
Expressing satisfaction that the scheme has been extended to hide aplastic anemia patients for a complete of 200 such patients from this year, he said, â€œSuch cases are often prevented by counseling using the Ayushman Bharat â€“Health and Wellness Centres network. we’ve made transfusion facilities available in every district hospital while some districts also offer the power in health centers at the sub-district level.
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