Balco Medical Centre Visit on the occasion of “International Thalassemia Day”

Raipur (thestates.news)  | Kalinga University, Faculty of Pharmacy conducted One Day Medical Visit to Balco Medical Centre for B. Pharma 2nd Semester Students on the occasion of “International Thalassemia Day” on 9th May at 10.30 AM onwards under the guidance of Dr. Sandip Prasad Tiwari (Principal) Faculty of Pharmacy. The coordinators of this event were faculty members of Pharmacy named Mr. DeependraSoni (Assistant Professor), Ms. Khushboo Gupta (Assistant Professor) and Mr. Pranjul Shrivastava (Assistant Professor). The International Thalassemia Day creates awareness to honour the struggle of patients suffering from the disease. Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder that doesn’t let the body to create enough haemoglobin. The disease weakens and destroys the blood cells. This day is celebrated across the globe to honour the efforts of doctors, scientists and medical staff for improving the lives of people suffering from this disease. So, this day is dedicated to the patients suffering from thalassaemia disease and provides them with a special chance to live like a normal person and also to prevent the spread of the disease in the society, state, community, country etc. 

Firstly, students visited the Blood Bank Centre where Shri C.P Mishra incharge explained about the instruments involved in the storage of blood and separation of blood components with the proper specification, process of blood collection with the criteria who can donate blood. Then scientific session was conducted by Dr. Neelesh Jain MBBS, MD, PDF (Hematology) Consultant -Transfusion Medicine & Hematology. In his deliberation he made the students aware about the blood transfusion, blood group and Thalassemia that what are these terminologies and criteria for it. He also highlighted the importance of blood donation during his talk. Dr. Jain’s talk was informative for students and students also took active a participation in interaction with Dr. Jain. At last students asked their queries which were suitably answered by the Dr. Jain. Total 70 students participated in this visit.