Experts at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research here on Saturday discussed management of haemophilia, a hereditary genetic disorder that impairs the body's ability to control blood clotting or coagulation.
The discussion was part of a symposium organised by the hospital's department of paediatrics as part of observing World Haemophilia Day, which fell on April 17.
Doctors, the Chandigarh Haemophilia Welfare Society and patients attended the symposium. Discussions and deliberation held at the meeting stressed on the need of making factor replacement therapy (a treatment for haemophilia) available to all.
Dr Amita Trehan, who organised the meeting, said that management of haemophilia needed a multidisciplinary team comprising doctors from various specialties, technical staff, physiotherapists, nursing staff and parent groups. "Management should also focus on spreading awareness, establishing basic laboratories and training technical personnel," Dr Trehan said.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof VP Choudhary said haemophilia was an uncommon genetic bleeding disorder that disrupted blood clotting. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Reena Das spoke on the availability of ante-natal diagnosis of haemophilia.