Heal Thalassaemia Care Centre (HTCC) has established in 2006, Murtaza Blood Bank only Registered Blood Bank From Health Department Sindh Government in District Larkana vide registration No: PPM/BTA 1832 and City Pathology Laboratory working under the patronage of Rise Health & Educational Welfare Association Larkana "HEAL" (A Non-Profit Charitable Organization) as a registered voluntary Act 1961. The organization focused on Blood Disorder, Safe Blood, Hepatitis B & C and education. It is engaged in rending service to ailing community suffering from Thalassaemia and Hepatitis B & C, our motto is "Thalassaemia & Hepatitis Free Larkana".
Gulsher Salih Mangi President Heal Organization pointed out the through out Pakistan 65,000 people suffer from Thalassaemia, over 20,000 twenty thousand of whom live in Sindh province, including 510 in Larkana & Kamber Districts. The main object of the organization is to eradicate Thalassaemia from Larkana & Kamber Districts. The Organization is executive member of Thalassaemia Federation of Pakistan Sindh Chapter. At present, there are 120 Thalassaemia patients are register in organization's own above named Thalassaemia Care Centre. The organization arranged total eight blood camps with collaboration District Government Larkana and Medical superintendent Chandka Medical College Hospital Larkana at various Taluka, where 713 pints of blood was collected for Thalassaemia Patients and arranging their treatment for Desfral injection through infusion pump to control iron, which remains in-patients body (provided to patients free of cost). While it is realized fact, that treatment is very costly. Gulsher Salih Mangi maintained underlined the need of creating awareness to combat this disease and said that the organization was focusing not only on treatment but on prevention aspects as well.
He informed that Thalassaemia are heterogeneous group of inherited disorders resulting in moderate to severe anemia due to deficient synthesis of one of the globin chains (alpha or beta) of hemoglobin in Red Blood Cells. He pointed out that Beta Thalassaemia Major was the commonest monogenic disease, which requires life long regular blood transfusions and removal of extra iron over load from the body deposited by these transfusions.
He said that diseased child inherits genes from both parents (called Thalassaemia Minors or Carriers) who are absolutely normal people but they carry genes for Thalassaemia.
He said that geographical distribution shows that disease was first recognized in Mediterranean belt (Italy, Greece), from where it has almost been eradicated by preventing the intermarriages between two Carriers. More recently, it is more prevalent in Middle East, parts of the Indian Continent and south East Asia.
Gulsher Salih Mangi said the organization arranged a five free Blood Screening Camp for Hepatitis B & C. Having inspected and examined of those patients who have been infected with Hepatitis B & C and spreading of HIV (AIDS) disease with the collaboration of respected executive District Officer In which above eighteen hundred forty five only (1845) persons were examined of Blood having found 14 % Hepatitis C and 9 % Hepatitis B Patients. All people who have negatives for hepatitis B virus are vaccinated by organization with cooperation of Executive District Health Officer Larkana.
He said some above patients how have infected Hepatitis B & C forward proceeded to Pakistan BAIT-UL-MALL with Co-Operation of Medical Superintendent CMC hospital Larkana as to be free cured.
He said Communities can active part in the blood screening and other five diseases through the volunteerism propose. He added that this is our prime responsibility to care in donation our blood and screen test is important for the further miseries, he said the Doctors are responsible in diseases due to the use of disposable syringe He said the our aim is "HEPATITIS AND THALASSAEMIA FREE LARKANA".
Abdul Fatah Lashari General Secretary HEAL Organization Larkana, Dr. Ghullam Murtaza Pathan Pathologist of Murtaza Blood Bank, Dr. Ghullam Shabir Shaikh Pathologist Central Laboratory CMC Hospital Larkana and Mohammad Khan Magsi are present in occasion.