The Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Limited (TNPL) has contributed Rs. 3 lakh to the Government Hospital here to enable them provide medicines to 27 haemophilia patients residing in Karur district. Haemophilia is a genetic disorder leading to excessive bleeding in case of injury as the blood does not coagulate.
The inability of the blood to coagulate would result in accumulation at joints and cause stiffness to cripple the patient’s movements. These patients will need continuous treatment from 6 years to 60 years and they are required to take medicines the costs of which are huge.
To provide medical care and treat the patients diagnosed with haemophilia, the State government had opened clinics in government hospitals and one of those is functioning in Karur GH.
The health authorities had identified 27 patients affected with haemophilia disease, residing in the district, who fall in the average age group of 15. As the medicine is unaffordable to most of the patients, the Joint Director of Health Services, Karur, had represented their case to the TNPL.
TNPL Director (Operations) R. Mani and General Manager (Human Resources) P. Pattabiraman handed over the cheque for Rs. 3 lakh to Joint Director of Health Dr. Umeshwari Vijayakumar at a function organised here on Tuesday.