A seminar on Thalassemia Awareness was organized by a team of doctors from Shah Satnam Ji Specialty Hospital, Sirsa on 27th Oct., 2017 at Shah Satnam Ji Girls’ School, Sirsa. In the presence of Dr. Sheela Puniya, the Principal, Dr. Neha, made the pupils aware through presentation on ‘Thalassemia – The Medical Aspects’. She briefed about the introduction of the disease, symptoms and how people are affected by it. She also talked about the future ‘Thalassemia Control Programme’ by advising pre-marital thalassemia test which is complete blood test before marriage.
Dr. Puneet concluded the event by saying that prevention is better than cure. The best solution of the disease is to adopt preventive measure i.e., birth control of thalassemia child by preventing the defective gene to be carried in the womb.