Published On : Wed, Aug 20th, 2014

Great relief: Now, haemophilia patients to get free treatment in Nagpur’s Daga Hospital itself

Earlier, for free of cost treatment of haemophilia, patients had to go to Amravati. 

HaemophiliaNagpur Today.

Good news and great relief for patients suffering from the dreaded haemophilia in and around Nagpur. The State Health Secretary and the Director of Health have informed that the patients would be administered the treatment free of cost at Daga Memorial Hospital in Nagpur itself. Earlier, for free of cost treatment of haemophilia, patients had to go to Amravati.

Haemophilia is a group of hereditary genetic disorders that impair the body’s ability to control blood clotting or coagulation, which is used to stop bleeding when a blood vessel is broken.  Haemophilia lowers blood plasma clotting factor levels of the coagulation factors needed for a normal clotting process.

Once bleeding starts in haemophilia patients, the patients have to get coagulation factor to stop bleeding. But till now, the patients had to rush to Amravati for free of cost dose. Now, the patients will get that factor in Nagpur’s Daga Hospital. Secretary of the Department of Public Health and the Director have agreed for the treatment in Daga Hospital

There are around 80 haemophilia patients in Amravati area. Since April 2013, the Government  is giving the free factor to the patients. Despite the fact that there are 400 patients of haemophilia in Nagpur, there is no such facility or arrangement in the city. For free factor, patients have to bear travel expense and also have to go through uncomfortable journey to get the free factor at Amravati.

Under the guidance of President of Sickle Cell Society of India, Sampat Ramteke, a team of  Anju Kadu, Sarang Nimaje, Rajesh Jambhale, Pournima Chavan, Fanendra Khusapare, Vivek Ravakar, Devidas Nimaje, Vishal Somayani and Satish Nandurakar met BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar and discussed the issue and problem of the patients. Mungantiwar contacted the Health Secretary and Director and had a discussion.

The Secretary and Director agreed to provide the treatment for the patients of haemophilia in Nagpur’s Daga Hospital.

Signs and symptoms:

Characteristic symptoms vary with severity. In general symptoms are internal or external bleeding episodes, which are called “bleeds”. Patients with more severe haemophilia suffer more severe and more frequent bleeds, while patients with mild haemophilia usually suffer more minor symptoms except after surgery or serious trauma. Moderate haemophiliacs have variable symptoms which manifest along a spectrum between severe and mild forms.