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Gurpreet Ghuggi pledges to get Thalassemia Test of his children done before their marriage

Amritsar, May 12, 2022 (Yes Punjab News)
Sri Guru Ram Das University of Health Sciences and Thalassemia Welfare Society organized series of event with the aim to send a message of unified support to the Indian thalassaemia patient community and echoes the theme of the global awareness day which, for 2022, is “Be Aware, Share, Care.” On this occasion Mr. Gurpreet Singh Ghuggi, famous comedian graced the occasion as Chief Guest and Dr. Shruti Kakkar, Senior Haemato-oncologist and Dr. Narinder Singh, Former Principal, GMC & Senior Paediatrician graced the occasion as Guest of Honor.

On this occasion Mr. Ghuggi pledged that he will do thalassemia test of his children before their marriage. He said we all should try to make India thalassemia free and also help all thalassemics with moral, emotional and financial support. He talked about highlighting the need for continued public awareness, promotion and prevention programs. He said on this day, SGRD has started a very good awareness program ‘THALASSEMIA MUKT BHARAT’. He praised the Management of SGRD University of Health Sciences for their continuous support to thalassemia patients.

Dr. Daljit Singh said we created series of program every year to recognize and celebrate those who have made enormous progress in improving access to care and to bringing thalassaemia to the forefront of the health agendas at local, regional and global levels.

Dr A P Singh said we are proud to help and support the needs of those living with thalassaemia in the India.

He said our Institute is committed to not only raising awareness of the disease and supporting the scientific advancements in the India, but also to investing in medical breakthroughs and discoveries that can eradicate this disease.

On this occasion Dr Gursharan Singh Narang, Secretary Thalassemia Society said that the disease Thalassemia major occurs in 25 percent of Thalassemia Carrier Patient’s children, it should not happen and this is due to lack of knowledge in the society. He said nearly 65-70 thalassemic patients come to hospital every month including children from 1-18 years of age.

All the necessary facilities along with blood transfusion and filters are provided free of cost by SGRD to these children. He said during the program painting/ drawing competition, cultural program, dance and singing competition were conducted. He said around 50 Thal-Heroes participated in this event, prizes and certificates were given to all of them.

On this occasion Dr. Manjit Singh Uppal, Director Principal, Dr. Gursharan Singh Narang, Prof. & Head, Department of Paediatrics, S. Amandeep Singh, Deputy Registrar of Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Sri Amritsar, Er. Ashish Chopra (Nanak Farms), Dr. Rajneesh Goenka, S. Gurneet Singh (Archies Gallery), S. Sarabjot Singh (National Store), Mr. Maneesh Aggarwal, Mr. Jatinder Sharma, Mr. Kittu Anand, Rohit Bedi (Bedi College of Physics), MBBS & Nursing Students and other eminent personalities were present.

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