Centre of Excellence for Genetic Blood Disorders at Prathima Institute Started in Karimnagar (Download PDF)


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Centre of Excellence for Sickle Cell Anaemia, Thalassemia and Other Genetic Blood Disorders at the Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences in Karimnagar, Telangana. The country has made significant strides in the field of healthcare.

Map Of Karimnager Telangana

Map Of Karimnager Telangana

Map Of Karimnager Telangana

Background and Significance of the Institute

  • Doctors and paramedics are rated amongst the best in the world.

  • Nowadays, super-specialty hospitals are dotting the entire map of India.

  • Many of our leading cities have emerged as preferred destinations for advanced medical treatment and medical tourism.

  • Thanks to advancements in the medical field and improvement in standards of living, the average life expectancy in India has more than doubled since our independence.

  • While these are laudable achievements, still have a long way to go in evolving a holistic healthcare system, one which is uniformly affordable and accessible to our citizens both in rural and urban areas.

  • Strengthening public hospitals, municipal hospitals, charitable hospitals and primary health and wellness clinics must receive priority.

  • This apart, there is need to spread awareness on healthcare issues especially in rural areas and amongst disadvantaged sections of the society. This will be useful for managing and mitigating genetic blood disorders, which are particularly prevalent in tribal communities.

  • India has amongst the highest number of patients suffering from Sickle Cell Anaemia, Thalassemia and other genetic blood disorders.

  • India has the largest number of children with Thalassemia major in the world.

  • While around 1,50,000 children have Thalassemia major, there are millions of carriers who have the genetic trait for Thalassemia major. “


  • Telangana is a state in southern India.

  • In the capital of Hyderabad, the Charminar is a 16th-century mosque with 4 arches supporting 4 towering minarets.

  • The monument overlooks the city’s long-running Laad Bazaar.

  • Capital: Hyderabad

  • Chief minister: K. Chandrasekhar Rao

- Published/Last Modified on: February 6, 2019

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