World Thalassemia Day Shines a Light on Gandhi Hospital’s Thalassemia Care Efforts

On World Thalassemia Day, the Thalassemia Sickle Cell Society (TSCS) took the opportunity to acknowledge the exceptional care provided by Gandhi Hospital’s Department of Paediatric Surgery to thalassemia children. The department, led by Prof Dr. K. Nagarjuna, has been instrumental in offering life-altering splenectomy services to young patients in need.

Thalassemia children often face a high demand for blood transfusions, necessitating splenectomy procedures. Despite the numerous health challenges and complications these patients experience, the Department of Paediatric Surgery at Gandhi Hospital has successfully carried out 40 splenectomies in the past three years. Prof Dr. K. Nagarjuna himself has conducted 70 of these operations, showcasing his dedication to these young patients.

The TSCS President, Mr. Chandrakant Agarwal, and CEO & Secretary, Dr. Suman Jain, praised the committed pediatric surgeons at Gandhi Hospital for their incredible work. They also highlighted the hospital’s innovative “Children Play Den” concept, a special post-operative space designed to help thalassemia children recover in an engaging and nurturing environment.

The TSCS leadership called upon the government of Telangana to recognize the outstanding healthcare services provided by the Department of Paediatric Surgery at Gandhi Hospital, and their unwavering commitment to ensuring safe splenectomy procedures for thalassemia children.

As World Thalassemia Day raises awareness about the importance of quality care for thalassemia patients, TSCS’s acknowledgment of Gandhi Hospital’s work serves as a reminder of the dedication and expertise required to make a difference in the lives of these young patients.


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