Dr Vinky Rughwani got India Health Icon Award recently in a function held at Mumbai. This Award was given to him for his excellent work for the patients of Thalassemia and Sickle Cell disease. Award was given at the hands of Former Cricketer and Former Chairman of Selection Committee of BCCI Sandeep Patil and T.V. Actress Helly Shah. Dr Vinky Rughwani is working for welfare of these patients and prevention of Thalassemia and Sickle Cell disease since last 20 years. He has established centre at Nagpur where all these Thalassemia and Sickle Cell patients are given free treatment and free blood transfusions.
Dr Vinky Rughwani was instrumental in getting a disability benefits to all these Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell patients. Thalassemia and Sickle Cell disease are now included in the list of diseases in a Disability Bill 2017. These patients are getting reservation in education and all other benefits which people of other disabilities get.
After getting this award Dr Vinky Rughwani said that this award will definitely motivate him to work more for these childrens and patients. Many social organisations and medical organisations have congratulation Dr Vinky Rughwani for this award.
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