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    Program Inaugurated in Bhadrachalam to Commemorate World Sickle Cell Anemia Day

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    A special program was inaugurated in Bhadrachalam on World Sickle Cell Anemia Day to emphasize the importance of early detection and proper medical treatment for this disease, especially in tribal children in the agency area.

    Sickle cell anemia affects red blood cells and can cause symptoms like anemia, extreme pain, infections, delayed growth, and vision problems. Pregnant women should undergo testing to ensure the health of their child.

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    Organized by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of Telangana, the program aims to educate and provide testing for tribal communities in remote areas. Medical staff will conduct screenings in various healthcare centers, schools, and villages.

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    District Collector Jitesh V Patil stressed the importance of preventing sickle cell anemia in tribal communities, with a goal to eliminate the disease by 2047. Cooperation from officials, non-officials, students, and the community is essential.

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    The causes and effects of sickle cell disease were explained by GM Shankarrao from the Tribal Welfare Department, highlighting the importance of hydration, nutrition, and exercise in prevention. Pregnant women who were tested were provided with informational materials and support.

    The program included awareness sessions for students and distribution of pamphlets related to sickle cell anemia. Various departmental officers and medical staff showed their commitment to the health and well-being of tribal communities.

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    In conclusion, the program in Bhadrachalam on World Sickle Cell Anemia Day aims to raise awareness, provide testing, and promote prevention strategies for this inherited disease.

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