PANAJI: Dean of Goa Medical College & Hospital (GMC) Dr Shivanand Bandekar has asserted that Profelixis will now be the standardized care for Hemophilia patients, which is great news for those looking to live a normal life.
Dr Bandekar was speaking after inaugurating the Hemophilia Day programme recently organized at GMC with the initiative of the Hemophilia Society Panaji Chapter.
The presence of esteemed medical professionals, including Dr Bandekar, Dr Anar Khandeparker, Head of the Medicine Department, and Dr Vaishali Joshi, Head of the Pediatric Department, added to the fruitful deliberations regarding Hemophilia treatment at GMC.
The event featured informative sessions on Hemophilia Care and Prophylaxis by Assist Prof. Medicine Dr Ramnath Nevrekar, who heads the Hemophilia treatment section, and contributions from the HTC Aluva team, Kerala, including Syam Raj, Ajai Thomas, and Senior Physiotherapist Dr Dinkar Viswam. Patients also benefited from an inhibitor camp and joint assessment sessions.
Other highlights included a talk on using Social Media to achieve advocacy goals by Chapter Advocacy Ambassador Prakash W Kamat and guidance on daily care and fitness by GMC Occupational Therapist Dr Velankani Raposo.
The Hemophilia Society Panaji Chapter is committed to serving and supporting those affected by Hemophilia in the community.
GMC, under Health Minister Vishwajit Rane and Dean Dr Bandekar, have been continuously monitoring the Day care centre facilities at GMC and has promised to bring the entire facility, including hemophilic children’s treatment, under one roof in the future.