Dr. Mehboob Shah Medical Superintendent CMC Hospital Larkana on Tuesday lauded the efforts made by Heal Thalassaemia Care and Murtaza Blood Bank in combating Thalassaemia. He said that Heal Thalassaemia Care was serving the thalsassaemics patients without any discrimination of creed, colour and caste and underlined the need for more centers to make the country Thalassaemia-free. He said this while addressing at Murtazai Blood Bank on the eve of Thalassaemia Day.
He said the children suffering from Thalassaemia should be treated like other children without any discriminatory attitude.
Dr. Ghullam Shabir Shaikh Pathologist Central Laboratory CMC Hospital Larkana lauded the efforts of thalassemic children, who participated in singing national songs, dancing and tableaus. He said that he was extremely happy to see the young children with undaunted spirit despite the problems they were facing in their life.
He said, "People working for the cause of public well being were noblest in the society and media should give them full support so that the movement of human welfare could grow further. The government will fully support and give financial assistance to those NGOs from the Sindh Bait-ul-Maal who was efficient."
While, Gulsher Salih Mangi of President HEAL Organization Larkana in his welcome address pointed out that Thalassaemia children can perform as well as other children in all fields and should be given encouragement by their families and society.
He also stressed the need to create universal awareness about thalassaemia adding that today unfortunately, a little attention is being paid to thalassemia, which is rapidly on rise in the country.
He said 10 percent of the country's population was suffering from thalassaemia major and minor, Hepatitis and other diseases. He demanded from provincial government would set up thalassaemia centres at the district level to treat sufferers.
Until and unless immediate action is taken for prevention of this disease, thalassemia is like to break out like an epidemic that will be beyond the control, he said and added that our aim was to have a thalassemia-free country.