World Hemophilia Day: Medical experts call for awareness on bleeding disorders, early diagnosis

Srinagar: On World Hemophilia Day, medical experts called for the need to raise awareness about bleeding disorders and diagnosing patients early to prevent complications.

Dr Iqbal Saleem highlighted the advancements in medical research and treatment options that enable people with haemophilia to lead fulfilling lives.

He said this year’s theme for World Hemophilia Day 2024 is “Equitable Access for All: Recognizing All Bleeding Disorders.” This theme underscores the urgent need to spread awareness about bleeding disorders, diagnose patients early to prevent complications and ensure access to treatment options for our underprivileged population, he remarked.

Achieving these goals requires collaboration among all stakeholders, working together as a cohesive team, Dr Saleem added.

Dr Mir Mushtaq, the spokesperson for the Directorate of Health Services Kashmir (DHSK), echoed Dr Saleem’s sentiments, saying it is important to stand united to raise awareness about haemophilia and other bleeding disorders.

“Let us acknowledge the resilience of those living with haemophilia and their caregivers, and advocate for improved access to treatment and care,” Dr Mushtaq urged. He said knowledge is essential for managing haemophilia effectively, urging people to educate themselves and others to ensure early diagnosis and proper treatment.

“By fostering awareness and creating a supportive environment, we can pave the way for a brighter future for people with haemophilia and their families, ” Dr Mushtaq said.

Medical professionals said that World Hemophilia Day provides an opportunity to advocate for improved healthcare infrastructure, increased availability of factor replacement therapies and better education for healthcare professionals and the public about haemophilia and its management.

With ongoing advancements in medical research and treatment options, individuals with haemophilia can lead fulfilling lives.

World Hemophilia Day aims to address disparities by promoting equitable access to treatment and raising awareness about the challenges faced by people living with haemophilia and other bleeding disorders. (KNO)

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