World Thalassemia Day: TSCS Recognizes Gandhi Hospital’s Efforts in Treating Thalassemia Children

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Thalassemia Sickle Cell Society (TSCS) took the opportunity on World Thalassemia Day to extend their appreciation to Gandhi Hospital for its unwavering support in treating thalassemia children. The Department of Paediatric Surgery at the hospital, under the leadership of Prof Dr. K. Nagarjuna, has been providing remarkable splenectomy services to these patients.

Thalassemia children require splenectomy procedures due to their heightened need for blood transfusions. However, their high-risk morbid status and various health complications pose unique challenges for surgeons. Despite these challenges, the Department of Paediatric Surgery has successfully conducted 40 splenectomies over the past three years. Prof Dr. K. Nagarjuna himself has performed 70 such operations.

TSCS President Mr. Chandrakant Agarwal and CEO & Secretary Dr. Suman Jain expressed their gratitude to the skilled pediatric surgeons at Gandhi Hospital. They also highlighted the hospital’s “Children Play Den,” a post-operative space designed to help thalassemia children recover in a comfortable environment that includes motorized cars, a television, a large aquarium, and a six-foot statue of Lord Buddha, symbolizing spiritual health.

In honor of World Thalassemia Day, TSCS commends the Department of Paediatric Surgery at Gandhi Hospital for their outstanding healthcare services and calls on the government of Telangana to recognize their efforts in providing safe splenectomy procedures for thalassemia children.


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