Delhi`s hemophilia day care centre best in the world

Updated: Apr 13, 2012, 23:12 PM IST

New Delhi: The hemophilia day care centre at Maulana Azad Medical College and Lok Nayak Jai Prakash hospital has been declared the best facility for treatment of the disease across the world.

This centre which has over 1,000 patients with Hemophilia and treats around 35 patients on an everyday basis was declared the best facility in the field due to its excellent services by the World Federation of Hemophilia, Dr Naresh Gupta, Director, Maulana Azad Medical College said.

"When we look at a disease like hemophilia which affects you critically with long term morbidity, we need management that goes beyond simple treatment. The development of comprehensive care has greatly improved the quality of life for people with bleeding disorders especially Hemophilia, helping them to be more independent and productive," he said.

"Every day around 35 patients visit the centre, many of them come for needs beyond emergency treatments," he said.

Established in 2008, HDCC has grown exponentially to become possibly the largest comprehensive hemophilia care centre in India.

He said, "We have a scholarship programme for hemophilia patients called `I Believe I can Fly` wherein we provide an education scholarship for three years to 20 students across India."