Navigation Links
Haemophiliac Get a Raw Deal

Haemophilia is a deadly genetic disorder. Statistics show that in India about1, 00,000 patients suffer from the disease. // It is characterised severe mucosal bleeding as a result of the deficiency of the coagulation factor. It is predominantly seen affecting the male population. Usually haemophiliac lack certain proteins in their blood due to which their blood doesn’t clot and their wounds don’t heal.

Patients usually die of internal bleeding. In order to prevent this they have to take a minimum of 1,000 units of anti-haemophiliac factor, which is a life-saving drug. But the sad news is that the drug is not manufactured in India. Executive Director Haemophilia Federation (India), Ranjit Mookerjii says that haemophiliacs, who cannot afford Rs 6,000-Rs 10,000 a month to buy the clotting factor, turn to regular blood transfusions. But the disadvantage is that blood transfusions can expose them to deadly diseases like HIV/AIDS or Hepatitis A or C.

In one such instance Vineet Oberoi who was a haemophiliac, contracted the HIV/AIDS virus during a routine blood transfusion. He received the blood transfusion in an army hospital in Delhi cantonment. Tragically, it's not the combination of the two diseases that he's upset about, but the lack of awareness among the people, apathy of the government and the lack of financial aid. He says that though it is a rare disorder it is deadly and needs more research and calls for a drastic step to raise awareness about the disease.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Doctors needed urgently in Gujarat
2. Gujarat quake-Rescue teams give up hope of finding more survivors
3. Indian Government warns Gujarat regarding possibility of bird flu
4. Gujarat Seeks To Scale Down Infant Mortality Rate
5. Gujarat Records Fall In AIDS Cases
6. Surat in Gujarat,Confirms Bird flu Among Chickens
7. Poultry Business In Gujarat Badly Hit
8. Gujarat Threatened By Anthrax
9. Man with Possible Bird Flu Symptoms Hospitalized In Gujarat
10. Gujarat Health Minister Ashok Bhatt Admitted To Hospital
11. Health Minister-Gujarat Rushed To Civil Hospital
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual Kids Fun Run ... This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon Letko, is aimed ... geared towards children of all ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed event, which is ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... “America On The Brink”: the Christian history of the United States and the loss ... author, William Nowers. Captain Nowers and his wife, Millie, have six children, ten ... the Navy. Following his career as a naval aviator and carrier pilot, he ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ... products, announced today the introduction of an innovative new design of the shoulder pad. ... so you get maximum comfort while controlling your pain while using cold therapy. By ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... HMP , a ... of a 2017 Folio Magazine Eddie Digital Award for ‘Best B-to-B Healthcare Website.’ Winners ... October 11, 2017. , The annual award competition recognizes editorial and design excellence across ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... BALTIMORE (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... average of $3,296 in property taxes a year. In some states—like New York, ... higher. , By contrast, many overseas retirement havens have extremely low property-tax rates, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/5/2017)...  In response to the nationwide opioid epidemic, ... (AAOMS) released prescribing recommendations that urge ibuprofen – ... a first-line therapy to manage a patient,s acute ... Recognizing the value and importance of the ... Acute and Postoperative Pain Management" stresses that practitioners ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... , Oct. 4, 2017 OBP ... self-contained, illuminating medical devices, today announced regulatory approval ... Surveillance Agency (or Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária ... single-use, cordless surgical retractor with integrated LED light ... access, illumination and exposure of a tissue pocket ...
(Date:10/2/2017)...  AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, the combined central specialty pharmacy ... benefit manager Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime), today officially began ... unveiling of new signage at its headquarters in ... a few other company-owned facilities across the country. This ... of whom will begin to see the AllianceRx Walgreens ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: