UA signs MOU to assist the prevention of Thalassaemia in NWP



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Secretary of the Ministry – T. B. Wickramasinghe, Provincial Director of Health Services- Dr. R. M. S. K. Rathnayake and by AGM Marketing at UA Dharshana Amarasiynghe signing the MOU in the presence of Provincial Minister H.M.D.B. Herath and other representatives of the organizations.


Union Assurance signs Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Ministry of Health, Indigenous Medicine, Sports& Youth Affairs of North Western Province together with Department of Health Service (DoHS) – North Western Province, to assist the prevention of Thalassaemia in North Western Province.Secretary of the Ministry – T. B. Wickramasinghe, Provincial Director of Health Services- Dr. R. M. S. K. Rathnayake and AGM Marketing at UA Dharshana Amarasiynghe, were present among the presence of Provincial Minister of Health, Indigenous Medicine, Sports & Youth Affairs H.M.D.B. Herath and other representatives of the organizations.


The MOU was signed to strengthen the prevention of Thalassaemia in the North Western Province as the highest number of Thalassaemia cases are reported from the Kurunegala district. Thalassaemia is an inherited blood disorder and has emerged as the most common genetic disease in Sri Lanka, where if not treated, can result in early childhood death. As per recent statistics, approximately 80 children are born with the condition in the country annually. This condition also poses as an increasing burden for the health-care services in the country where the government has to bear a cost of 500,000 per patient annually. This cost includes blood transfusion and iron chelating injections.



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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