Thalassemia Awareness Session @GLBIMR on Jan, 16, 2018
GLBIMR not only focuses on academic excellence, but on overall development and well being of each one associated with the Institute. Keeping the same intent, GLBIMR, under the visionary guidance of Dr. Urvashi Makkar organized a “Special Session on Thalassemia Awareness” as part of the Expert Talk Series, in association with Rotary Club, Safdarjung, Delhi on January 16, 2018.
Dr Tejinder Singh, Orthoptist from Moorefield’s Eye Hospital, UK was the key resource person while, Ms. Poonam Juneja, President, Rotary Club, Safdurjung, Delhi, was the Guest of Honour. Dr Urvashi Makkar, Director General, GLBIMR; warmly welcomed both the guests and extended gratitude for gracing the session. She shared that prevention in better than cure and awareness is the key to prevention, therefore everyone must keep themselves updated about Thalassemia. Ms. Poonam Juneja shared that, Rotary Club is working selflessly to help people suffering from Thalassemia and awareness about the disorder can prevent lot of problems.
Dr. Tajinder Singh stole the session with her intense & thought provoking address, she highlighted the importance of “awareness” with the help of a heart touching short movie – “Kaash”, depicting the importance of “awareness” about the disorder. She also enlightened the audience with important facts about Thalassemia.
The Objective of the session was to help students in becoming aware of Thalassemia, from renowned medical experts. Each one present in the session was touched by the session and almost everybody decided to get the test done in near future to join hands in the fight against thalassemia.