Kolkata: HCG EKO Cancer Centre Kolkata recently organised an inspiring event to commemorate World Thalassemia Day, aimed at bringing a smile to the faces of children fighting the disease.
The hospital arranged a fun-filled day of activities that began with a thrilling bike rally. 30 participants from the Enfield Biker Group took part, including children affected by Thalassemia.
The highlight of the day was a drawing competition, where children had the opportunity to showcase their artistic talents and compete for prizes. The hospital organized an entertainment event to keep the children entertained and their spirits high with many more activities.
The hospital also organised a blood donation camp, where bikers and employees could donate blood to the Thalassemia Guardians Association, a non-governmental organisation supporting children affected by the disease. The centre also provided medication to help control the disease and aid the children in their fight against it.
Prateek Jain, Regional Business Head of Healthcare Global Enterprises Ltd -East & AP, said, “At every opportunity, we strive to make a positive impact on our community, and what better way to do so than by bringing joy to children who are bravely fighting Thalassemia. HCG’s mission is to provide essential resources and support to these children and their families, and we hope that our efforts have brought them some much-needed relief and happiness.”
Prateek Jain added, “We are also grateful to the incredible bikers from Eastern Bulls who joined us in this initiative, making the day even more memorable for the children. Let’s continue to come together and spread joy in our community, one child at a time.”
Dr. Joydeep Chakrabartty, Hemato Oncologist at HCG EKO Cancer Centre Kolkata, said, “As a hospital that provides world-class cancer care, we understand first-hand the challenges that children with Thalassemia face. This genetic disease affects so many, yet it is often not talked about enough. That’s why we are fully committed to supporting these children and their families through every step of their journey.”
Dr Joydeep Chakrabartty added, “By participating in this initiative, we hope to raise much-needed awareness about the disease and emphasize the importance of providing the necessary support and care for those affected.”
Supporting children affected by Thalassemia is a top priority at the hospital, and it is dedicated to raising awareness about the disease. The hospital is proud to contribute to the Thalassemia Guardians Association’s efforts to provide care and support to children with Thalassemia.