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Experts for awareness to prevent thalassaemia

Published : Tuesday, 7 May, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 111

Underscoring the need for raising awareness to prevent thalassaemia, experts at a seminar here on Monday called for government's initiatives to this end.
Bangladesh Thalassaemia Samity Hospital and Novartis Pharmaceuticals jointly organised the seminar to mark the World Thalassaemia Day that falls on May 8.
Around 50 specialist doctors from different medical colleges spoke at the seminar.
They said although treatment for thalassaemia is available, it is very expensive.
The health experts said it is possible to prevent thalassaemia barring marriage between two carriers through blood test which needs awareness and government initiatives.
Thalassemias are inherited blood disorders characterised by abnormal hemoglobin production which are genetic disorders inherited from parents.    -UNB

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