Four child victims of Thalassemia adopted by Round Table India

ST Correspondent
Saturday, 12 May 2018

Pune: Four children from Pune who belong to under privileged families and are suffering from Thalassemia were adopted by Round Table India (RTI), an NGO. The four children are Shweta Talwalkar, Samarth Manjule, Parth Phalke and Megha Sejpal. They were identified by the Maharashtra Society for Thalassemia.

Pune: Four children from Pune who belong to under privileged families and are suffering from Thalassemia were adopted by Round Table India (RTI), an NGO. The four children are Shweta Talwalkar, Samarth Manjule, Parth Phalke and Megha Sejpal. They were identified by the Maharashtra Society for Thalassemia.

World Thalassemia Day was celebrated worldwide on May 8. Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder characterised by less oxygen-carrying protein, that is haemoglobin and fewer red blood cells in the body than normal. This initiative was taken to create awareness the disease.   

Speaking on the occasion, Yann Tavernier, RTI, International President and RTI compassionate brand ambassador, said, “This cause holds a special place in my heart as I believe that children are the future and seeing the dreadful effects of this disease, no child should have to live with the stigma of facing it all their life.”

Dr Vijay Ramanan of Ruby Hall Clinic, who has been working extensively on this cause for several years, said that there is dire need of awareness among people so that proper care reaches every patient.

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