Haemophiliac patient sets on mission to spread awareness, provide free treatment
Post by Arvind Sharma on Monday, February 6, 2023
JAMMU, Feb 05: A haemophilic patient is on a mission to make people aware about the fatal hereditary disease of Haemophilia while providing them with all necessary help such as Life Saving Drugs (LSD) besides arranging blood for them.
A resident of Sachani, about 50 kms away from Jammu, Jagdish Sharma, got to know in 1994 that he was suffering from haemophilia.
“I came to know that I am suffering from haemophilia in 1994.I decided that I will start an awareness campaign so that people come to know about this disease," Jagdish Sharma told Rising Kashmir .
Jagdish and Rohit Jandyal are the founding members of Haemophiliac Society of Jammu. “We provide all possible assistance to the haemophiliac patients,” Rohit Jandial said. He added, “We send these patients to AIIMS and PGI Chandigarh where they get free treatment”.
Jandial said, “We started an awareness campaign in 1995 and since then we have been approaching people through different mediums to make them aware about this fatal disease”.
Jandial said that they have been organising monthly interaction-cum-awareness programmes in schools, Radios and other social media platforms to make people aware about this fatal disease.
“We not only provide help to the haemophilic patients but also arrange blood for them in case of excessive blood loss,” Jandial said.
To mention, Haemophilia is a hereditary disease and the patients suffering from this disease suffer from blood clotting. The blood due to injury or any other cause doesn’t clot and the patient suffering from this fatal disease often dies of over bleeding.
Jagdish Sharma a retired school principal says, “My mother, my 2 uncles died of this disease”. I have 2 sons and they are not hemophilic."
Haemophilia Society of Jammu is working in affiliation with Haemophilia Society of India (HFI) which has 94 other haemophilia societies across India.