Thalassemia: Now a Benchmark Disability in PG Medical Course

Thalassemia: now a Benchmark Disability in PG Medical Course [By Tinku Rajeev Gupta] In a significant development Thalassemia has been included as a Benchmark Disability for admissions into Post Graduate Medical Courses by the Medical Council of India. This is the outcome of a  five month old struggle of 22 year old Rohan Jobanputra who is suffering from Thalassemia major. Rohan having cleared the National Eligibility Entrance Test for Post Graduate Courses in Medical had been appealing for issuance of a Disability Certificate from the competent authorities for admission in…

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Fight Against Thalassemia

Fight Against Thalassemia [By Mrs. Tinku Rajeev Gupta] Thalassemia has been one of the major challenges which is underlying the already inadequately developed Health care facilities in the war ravaged country of Afghanistan. Illiteracy, social set up, lack of awareness, non availability of blood and many other factors are posing a great challenge to health workers who have been working to fight thalassemia. There is little support from the government and hence social workers like Mr Najm  U Saqib has been trying hard to spread awareness about thalassemia and bring…

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