Coal India Ltd. under the corporate social responsibility (CSR) program will extend financial support of Rs. 10 Lakh each to young thalassemic patients under the age of 10, whose family income is below Rs. 5 Lakh per annum.
They will be given financial support for Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) as part of a new CSR initiative at Tata Medical Centre (TMC), Kolkata, Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore, AIIMS, Delhi and Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Cancer Research (RGICR).
In the first year, a total of 200 patients will be supported.
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) is providing all the necessary assistance for the project.
CIL has signed separate MoUs with TMC, CMC, RGICR and Thalassemics India.
Revolving grants of Rs. 2.00 crores each have been released in favour of the three hospitals.
Thalassemics India, a NGO has also been provided a financial assistance amounting to Rs. 4.20 lakhs for their coordination.
Thalassemia is an inherited (i.e., passed from parents to children through genes) blood disorder caused when the body doesn’t make enough of a protein called hemoglobin, an important part of red blood cells.