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Delhi govt assures free blood transfusion to thalassemic child

Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 21:04

The city government on Thursday assured the Delhi High Court that it will provide free blood transfusion to an eight-year-old child suffering from Thalassemia.

About to get married? Go and get yourself tested for Thalassemia!

Last Updated: Friday, March 15, 2013, 16:17

When most of the children in the age –group six –ten years are busy playing and enjoying their childhood to the fullest; Amit Shankar (name changed) is lying on a hospital bed being administered blood transfusion for thalassemia. This is a common routine for the six year old for he has to visit a blood transfusion clinic every three –eight weeks to maintain his haemoglobin level.

Guj HC orders CBI probe in HIV-infected children case

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 16:07

The Gujarat High Court ordered a CBI inquiry in a case where 23 children suffering from thalassemia contracted HIV allegedly during blood transfusion at Junagadh Civil hospital last year.

Notice to Guj govt in thalassemia case

Last Updated: Thursday, May 10, 2012, 23:31

The case came to light when 23 thalassemic children tested positive for HIV, allegedly due to failure of authorities to ensure supply of non-contaminated blood.

Awareness is key to prevent thalassemia

Last Updated: Sunday, May 06, 2012, 20:22

With more than 10,000 thalassemic children being born in India every year,the largely incurable blood disorder can be easily prevented through greater awareness.

Guj: HIV-infected kids to get free treatment

Last Updated: Friday, February 03, 2012, 21:19

The state government has informed the Gujarat High Court that 21 thalassemia-affected kids from Junagadh, who allegedly contracted HIV during blood transfusions, could get free treatment in four state-run hospitals.

Guj: 23 thalassemic children test HIV positive

Last Updated: Sunday, September 11, 2011, 00:34

Twenty-three children suffering from thalassemia have tested HIV positive at Junagadh Civil Hospital, officials said.