LET'S STOP THALASSEMIA ! PROMOTE PREMERITAL SCREENING!
Thalassemia refers to a group of inherited anemias (red blood cell deficiency). It is a disease of hemoglobin, which is the protein which delivers oxygen throughout our bodies. It is estimated that 100,000 babies a year are born with severe forms, about 10,000 in India alone. Geographically the thalassemia belt includes the Mediterranean passing through West and Central Asian countries like Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan onto Pakistan & India and passes on to the South East Asian countries like Indonesia, Burma & Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. This makes it most common in African, Greek, Italian, Middle Eastern and Southern Asian populations.Dr. Omesh Kumar BhartiM.B.B.S.,D.H.M.,M.A.E.(Epidemiology)
Directorate of Health Safety and Regulation,Himachal Pradesh+91-9418120302
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