THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Public sector major Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL), in association with the Haemophilia Federation (India) Trivandrum Chapter distributed free medical kits containing Anti-Haemophilic Factors (AHFs) to children suffering from haemophilia and hailing from poor families, here on Thursday.
The humanitarian gesture was part of BHEL’s ‘Heart A Soul’ project undertaken under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative in partnership with the Haemophilia Federation (India).
A sum of Rs 72 lakh has been earmarked during 2012-13 and 2013-14 for distribution of free medical kits containing AHFs to 300 poor persons and children suffering from haemophilia. As of now, 249 haemophilic persons and children have benefited from this project.
Haempophilia is a genetically-transmitted life-threatening bleeding disorder which can lead to disability and even death of the affected person, especially children, if left untreated.
K Mohan, AGM (HR), Industry Sector, BHEL distributed the medical kits to the beneficiaries and stressed upon the need for comprehensive medical care of affected children. Jimmy Manuel, president of the Haemophilia Federation (India) Trivandrum Chapter explained the latest developments in the field of haemophilia treatment.
[Express News Service, 1st March 2014]