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October 3, 2013 - Renovated Thalassaemia Day Care Centre at Sion

A new Thalassaemia Day Care Centre, part of the Pediatric Centre of Excellence at LTMG Hospital, Sion, was inaugurated by the Honourable Mayor of Mumbai, Mr. Sunil Prabhu, by cutting the ribbon and lighting the traditional lamp. The Mayor was accompanied by Dr. Avinash Supe, Dean of LTMG Hospital  and Dr. Mamta Manglani, Head of Pediatrics, LTMG Hospital. The inauguration ceremony which was held in the Main Auditorium was attended by the "who's who" of the medical fraternity in the city. 288 thalassaemic children belonging to the economically weaker sections of society will benefit from the new centre.

Mr.Sunil Prabhu, Mayorr of Mumbai inaugurating the nee Thalassaemia day Care Centre at LTMG Hospital, Sion

The new centre is centrally airconditioned with 15 reclining chairs for older patients and 8 cots for the younger ones. A play area for recreation during the waiting period, and large screen televisions in the transfusion area, make for a comfortable transfusion experience. Patients can now expect to get comprehensive treatment in this state-of-the-art facility. The main sponsor of the Thalassaemia Day Care Centre is the Class of 1983 of the S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai. We Care Trust and the Rotary Club of Bombay Seaface are the co-sponsors. The Centre is the brain child of Dr. Manglani, and coordinated by Think Foundation, who gave an undertaking to raise the finances required for the project.

The Centre was a consequence of a need felt by Department of Pediatrics, LTMG Hospital and Think Foundation. Earlier, the transfusion centre was housed in a ward in the Hospital building, which was wanting for space, hygiene,  comfort and facilities. The space limitations sometimes resulted in 3 patients receiving transfusions simultaneously on one cot. When the Hospital authorities agreed to provide space for a new centre with a proviso that sponsors had to be identified for funding the project, Think Foundation stepped in and gave an undertaking to raise the finances. Today, the new centre is a reality, providing an opportunity to the thalassaemic children attached to the centre to realize their full potential.

Think Foundation is grateful to Dr. Manglani, the class of 1983- SPJIMR, We Care Trust, and the Rotary Club of Seaface for their support.