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Facilities for haemophilia patients

gurgaon Updated: Apr 17, 2013 02:17 IST
HT Correspondent

Five government hospitals in Haryana, including the one in Gurgaon, will have facilities for treating patients suffering from haemophilia, a condition under which clotting of blood is affected.

The state government has designated the district hospitals of Gurgaon, Ambala, Hisar, Karnal and Rohtak, where treatment for haemophilia would be available. The government has already sanctioned R25,000 each for these hospitals.

According to Dr. Pankaj Abrol of the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS), Rohtak, a special centre at the hospital premises will serve as a referral unit for secondary or tertiary treatment of haemophilia patients from across the state.

Dr Abrol was addressing a Continuing Medical Education (CME) on Haemophilia organised by the institute’s pediatric department on Tuesday.

He said that patients under treatment outside the state like in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi or Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh could also get treatment from these hospitals. “A patient admitted in any hospital outside state is entitled for reimbursement of up to R80,000 in case of emergency. Doctors and paramedics of designated general hospitals would be trained at PGIMS,” Dr Abrol said.

The central government under the National Rural Health Mission has approved R3.24 crore for treatment of haemophilia in the state, whereas, Rs. 12 lakh has been approved by the state for giving free transportation to such patients.

Director of PGIMS, Dr CS Dhull, said that if a patient suffers from persistent bleeding for a long time in case of tooth extraction, injury or any cut, the child should immediately be taken to a specialist and get checked for hemophilia.

There are 290 hemophilia patients registered in the state.