Aryans, Paras Hospital celebrate World Haemophilia Day
Post by RK News on Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Srinagar, Apr 17: To emphasise the prevention, protection and availability of effective treatment care to all the persons affected with haemophilia, Aryans Institute of Nursing, Rajpura, Near Chandigarh in association with Paras Hospital, Panchkula celebrated World Haemophilia day. Dr. Chitresh Agarwal, Senior Consultant Medical Oncology & Hematology Oncology, Paras Hospital, Panchkula interacted with the students of B. Sc. Nursing, GNM, ANM, B. Pharmacy and D. Pharmacy. Dr. Anshu Kataria, Chairman, Aryans Group presided over the seminar.
Chitresh said that hemophilia affects approximately 4,00,000 people worldwide, many of whom are not fully aware of their condition or are not getting the treatment they need. “Because a relatively small percentage of the world’s population suffers from hemophilia, many people are not aware just how serious this condition is and how much more difficult and dangerous it makes the lives of those who have it,” he said.
“It is a disorder in which your blood doesn’t clot normally because it lacks sufficient blood-clotting proteins /factors. If you have hemophilia, you may bleed for a longer time after an injury than you would if your blood clots normally. Men are more likely to be affected because the ailment is connected to the X chromosome. Hence, haemophilia is more common in males, despite the fact that it can affect females causing difficulties with menstruation and childbirth,” Chitresh said.
It is to be mentioned that World Hemophilia Day is a global healthcare event celebrated on the 17th of April every year, started by the World Federation of Haemophilia (WHF) with the intention to raise a call for the government authorities and local policymakers for the provision of better treatment and care in addition to promote better control and prevention with haemophilia. This year the theme for the day is “Access for All: Prevention of bleeds as the global standard of care”.