MAM conducted free sickle cell health check up camps recently in the months of August & October 2011. During the August Camp 682 total patients were screened of which 544 were old patients and 138 new patients. Of the new patients, 58 were diagnosed as sufferers and 41 were diagnosed as carriers. During the October Camp 573 total patients were screened of which 444 were old patients and 129 new patients. Of the new patients, 41 were diagnosed as sufferers and 54 were diagnosed as carriers.
Premarital counselling, guidance regarding the behavioral and dietary regime was given to the patients. Counselling was given to carrier patients. The Normal people were also guided regarding the prevention of this disease
Appeal for individual donors:
In the Sickle Cell disease the iron tonics are not indicated as they may result iron overload. In this situation we have to emphasis on nutritious natural food ingredients which are iron rich. We also require support for nutritional supplementation as the tribal are very poor and cannot afford nutritious food supplements.
Behavioural regime plays an important role as if the patients are provided with warm accessories, blankets, umbrellas, Sweaters, Hot water bags etc. They can be get protection in extreme cold environment which will avoid the Sickle cell crisis (Unbearable Joint pains). We require support from you for such Medico Social cause.
Medicines and the expenses for approx. 500 patients in each camp are borne by MAM we require support from you to sponsor a medical health check up camp.
We also plan to make a partial shelter in front of our Sickle Cell Dawakhana we require a sponsor for this it is a need because it will give shade and protection during summer and rainy seasons.
Electricity cut off is common in rural and tribal area. As we work in tribal area we plan to set a solar panel which will be helpful in summer and winter (7-8 months in a year) to generate electricity as the blood test carried out for sickle cell diagnosis require electricity. Donors are requested to help for this social cause.
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