State’s first Sickle Cell Institute inaugurated

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 Oct 2018 10:39:42



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Bhoomipujan was also done for the construction of a new hospital building of 30 bedded in the institute premises

Nearly, 10 per cent of the population of State

Health and Family Welfare Minister Ajay Chandrakar and Minister of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Brijmohan Agrawal on Tuesday inaugurated the first Sickle Cell Institute in Forest Block campus on Monday.
Bhoomipujan was also done for the construction of a new hospital building of 30 bedded in the institute premises. The area of the new Sickle Cell Institute Complex is 6160 sq.m, in which the Sickle Cell Hospital Bhawan will be constructed at a cost of Rs.4.43 lacs. On this occasion the ministers released posters and pamphlets related to Sickle Cell disease.

While addressing the inauguration programme, Health Minister Ajay Chandrakar said that the Chhattisgarh Government has established a Sickle Cell Institute for control of Sickle Cell disease by marking local diseases at the regional level. With the opening of Sickle Cell Institute, the health gaps in the state will be complete.

He said that primary investigation of sickle cell has shown that properties of Sickle Cell have been found in nearly 10 per cent of the population of the state. This disease has been seen to be around 30 percent in certain community of the state. In such a situation, the Sickle Cell Institute will be able to raise awareness among people towards disease and be able to control. Chandrakar stressed the need for developing this Sickle Cell institute as a blood related research institute.

Agriculture Minister Brijmohan Agarwal said that the State Government is determined to save people from diseases. Setting up of a probe and consultation center in all 27 districts, including the Sickle Cell Institute in the capital, to save more than 10 percent of the population from this disease and to eradicate disease.

Health Department Secretary Niharik Barik Singh informed that the Sickle Cell Institute is a self-governing body which was established by the State Government in July 2013.
The main purpose of the institute is to raise awareness of sickle cell disease among the people. Identifying sickle-cell patients and providing the latest and modern medical facilities for free treatment to the patient.

Padmashri Dr A T K Dabke, Joint Secretary of Health Department, Sunil Jain, Director Medical Education; Chandrapurkar, Managing Director of Chhattisgarh Medical Corporation Company; V Rama Rao, Director; Dr R R Sahni, Director Epidemic; Ayush G S Badesha, Dr Abha Singh, the founder of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Medical College, and Medical Students, Dr Arvind Neralkar, Sickle Cell Institute were present.