Sickle Cell Anaemia Project

Sickle Cell Anaemia is a disease caused by a defective Haemoglobin molecule in the Red blood cell (RBC).It is a congenital disease transmitted to the child if both parents carry the gene for the disease. The affected persons have defective growth, repeated attacks of severe anemia, repeated attacks of  severe pain, infections and possibility of early death.

Sickle Cell Disease Care Centre was inaugurated at our hospital on 26th January 2012 by Dr.V.H.Sankar, Genetic  Medicine Specialist from Government Medical College Thiruvananthapuram.

At our centre we are providing the following services for sickle cell disease patients.
  1. Identification of the disease by sickling test and Haemoglobin Electrophoresis.
  2. Provision of ID card with details of diagnosis.
  3. Counselling the patient regarding the disease and precautions.
  4. Monthly provision of Folic acid and Hydroxy urea capsules.
  5. Admission and treatment in case of anaemia  and  pain attacks.
  6. General care.
So far we are treating 30 patients with Sickle cell disease regularly. The medicines for these patients are donated by students of Bhavan's Vidya Mandir, Elamakkara, Kochi, Chinmaya Vidyalaya Schools of Palakkad.
         
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