Maharashtra Arogya Mandal's Sickle Cell Project Sickle Cell Activities - January 2013-Report Maharashtra Arogya Mandal (MAM) conducted free sickle cell health check up camp from 26th to 28th January 2013. During the Pune to Dhadgaon journey we had medical checkup and medicinal kit was given to our 4 old diagnosed sickle cell patients at Dhule, Maharashtra. The work started on Sunday 27 Jan. 2013 with the memory prayer of our mentor late Dr. Dharyasheel Shirole (senior pediatrician of Pune). On this occasion the sickle cell team prayed and started the work with the distribution of Nutritional food supplement. On Sunday 281 old diagnosed sickle cell patients were clinically examined and were given free medications. Also screening of new 101 tribal individuals was done among which 44 were diagnosed as carriers and 27 patients were identified as sufferers. Advice and counseling regarding the dietary and behavioral regime was given to both old and new patients. The carriers were provided with counseling, emphasis was given on pre/ post marital guidance. The 30 individuals were diagnosed as without sickle cell disease were also guided for this socio-medical problem. On Monday 28th Jan. 2013 similarly 269 old patients had been given examined and provided with medications and 42 new tribal individuals were screened for sickle cell disease. In newly screened 3 patients were diagnosed as sufferers and 24 were diagnosed as carriers and 15 individuals were diagnosed as normal i.e. without sickle cell. All the individuals were from different tribal parts of Nandurbar, Dhule district of Maharashtra and from the neighboring state viz. Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh mostly from low socio economic class. During this camp distribution of Sweaters, Cloths and Nutritious food supplement was done to sickle cell patients. (Total Patients 554 + 30 = 584 New Patients)
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