On the occasion of Christmas eve HCGNCHRI Cancer Centre, Nagpur has launched its Bone marrow transplant Counselling clinic for thalassemia patients followed by a fun-n-frolic celebration especially for paediatric patients suffering from Thalassemia, blood cancer & Blood cancer survivors. The concept of this program was initiated by Dr Suchitra Mehta director HCG Cancer Hospital Nagpur. Main attraction of program was various performances by children who won their battle against cancer.
During the launch of Counselling clinic Dr. Ajay Mehta â€“ Director HCG Cancer center has also informed that HCG Cancer Centre has been authorized by Govt. of India to provide Free Bone marrow transplant up to Rs 10 lacs with the help of coal India Ltd. as the Only cancer Centre in central India. Very soon Hospital will start treating such needy patients.
Dr. Nishad Dhakate (Consultant â€“ Hematology & BMT) has shared with the audience that till date hospital has done 11 bone marrow transplants with 100% success rate and this gesture from Govt. Of India will certainly help us in extending our services to the needy.
Mr. Venkateshwarlu Marapaka Shared that this clinic will certainly help patients to understand the treatment modality and will help them to undergo treatment seamlessly under the experience and technically sound hands of doctors at HCG.
The event was inaugurated by guest of honour Dr Winky Rughwani- Vice President Maharashtra Medical Council & Dr Harish Warbhe- director life line blood bank .The program was well attended by more than 200 patients and their relatives . Dr. Rahul Arora- Consultant Hematology & BMT was the key dignitary of the program. Dr Kamaljeet Kaur, Mr. Sujit Khare â€“ GM Marketing, Mr. Rakesh Rachhawar & Mr. Ambrish Modak were in organizing committee.
Special attraction for kids during program was game zone, toy train, magic show and food stalls. Program was supported by Milap an organization which supports poor and needy cancer patients in monitary terms, Ragishri, Campaign Manager, Milaap shared that “10-year-old Ashita, daughter of a security guard was diagnosed with thalassemia major and her energy had a time limit – between transfusion to transfusion. The generous contributions of over 1800 donors across the globe resulting in INR 21.61 lakhs helped her to get the long-awaited bone marrow transplant. She is now recovering and has a new lease of life. This has made a profound impact on not only Asihta’s life but has also given hope to many people suffering from such severe blood diseases, especially the ones belonging to low-income groups.”.
The event was culminated with Christmas gift distribution and cake cutting with children attending the program.