Umang Foundation launches Thallassemia Free Himachal campaign


Umang Foundation, a public welfare trust, launched ‘Thalassemia Free Himachal’ campaign to mark International Thalassemia Day and urged the government to extend all benefits to Thalassemic persons that are given to the persons with disability. A blood donation camp was also organized in which children with Thalassemia released a poster to create awareness about this genetic blood disorder.

Chairman of Umang Foundation, Ajai Srivastava told that the poster gives information about the preventive measures against the spread of Thalassemia and also appeals o the people to donate blood for these children. Pre-marital blood test can play a significant role in its prevention. The Thalassemic children inaugurated the blood donation camp by honoring the donors with a rose stick.

Ajai Srivastava said that their demands of a special ward for the children with Thalassemia in Indira Gandhi Medical College and free medicines for Thalassemic patients were fulfilled by the Chief Minister last year, which proved to be a great relief for the poor patients. He also said that these patients must get all the facilities and benefits that are given to the disabled including reservation in education and employment because these patients totally depend on other’s blood and are very weak.

The main objective of the Thalassemia Free Himachal campaign is to create awareness in the society and government. He emphasized on the need to conduct a state wide survey to know the number of Thalassemia patients. On this occasion, apart from local social activists, Thalassemic children and their parents from Karsog, Theog, Kumar Sen, Rajgarh, Bilaspur and Hamirpur were also present.

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  1. Dear Sir/Madam this is to inform you that, my son (Raman age 14 year) is Thalassaemic patients and after 20days I am going to Delhi for blood transfusion.
    pl. suggest me where i meet you people.

    My Address
    Vinod Kumar
    Vill. Chambi P. O. Haler Teh. Jaisinghpur Distt. Kangra Himachal Pradesh Pin 176091
    Mobile No. 09717335031

  2. I am very thankful to Umang Foundation launches Thallassemia Free Himachal campaign.
    i vinod kumar form Vill. chambi P.O.Haler teh. jaisinghpur  kangra district  
    my son is thallassemia patient. i am going to delhi after every 20days for blood transfusion.
    Name Raman
    Age 14 years
    Blood Transfusion Center KCSH Hospital New Delhi 

  3. Dear Vinod ji,
    Thanks for your comment. I’ll call you and discuss the things in detail.
    Ajai Srivastava
    Chairman, Umang Foundation,
    # 3, Himalaya Apartments, Kasumpti,
    Shimla- 171009

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