Addressing hemophiliac patients, at a one-day open clinic for their effective treatment and management, Professor Neelam Marwaha, head of Department of Transfusion Medicine, PGIMER, organized by the Hemophilic Welfare Society of Chandigarh, in Sector-15 community center on Sunday, said that the local blood bank would commence the facility for processing cryoprecipitate from fresh blood from June this year.
Cryoprecipitate was far better than
FFP in terms of effectiveness and she would ensure supply June onwards, as there
was ample quantity of Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFP) in the blood bank of PGI would
be provided to hemophiliacs on demand, despite an acute shortage of
cryoprecipitate due to non-availability of requisite staff and equipment.
The psychological clinic was also held and 300 patients were clinically
checked and AHF VIII infused to the needy Patients with Hemophilia (PWHs.). The
physiotherapist demonstrated a few exercises practically, to the PWHs for
improving their joint mobility.
She requested the hemophilia societies to follow in the footsteps of various
other states in providing free facility to patients and handlers, for going to PGI,
their treatment with factors VIII and IX. She asked them to form a federation
to pressurize the government
She advised the patients to get regular medical checks to maintain the
baseline level of the factor VIII and IX, and urged the society to update the
data of the PWHs for research and reference purposes, stressing upon the
doctors of the PGI present on the occasion, to regularly hold such open clinics
for the well being and the benefit of the PWHs.