A never-ending search for them


A never-ending search for them

Thalassaemia patient Jaideep and his father Srinivas Reddy waiting for AB+ blood at Rotary Red Cross blood bank in Vijayawada.— Photo: Ch. Vijaya Bhaskar

Thalassaemia patient Jaideep and his father Srinivas Reddy waiting for AB+ blood at Rotary Red Cross blood bank in Vijayawada.— Photo: Ch. Vijaya Bhaskar

Every month, Srinivas Reddy, a private employee, travels over 400 km from Vizianagaram to Vijayawada to get blood transfusion done for his 14-month-old son Jaideep, who is suffering from Thalassemia.

If distance is a challenge, then getting a unit of blood for Jaideep, who has the rare AB+ blood group is even a bigger challenge.

Srinivas Reddy, who works at Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, and his son have to camp in the city for a minimum of two days to get the right blood group. “I am bringing my son here because of the support offered to me by SAPTHA (Support and Awareness for People with Thalassemia) Foundation,” Mr. Reddy said.

SAPTHA chairman Sarat Babu said there was shortage of blood for Thalassemia patients. At least 150 units are required for as many as 85 patients, who come for blood transfusion to the city from as far as Vizianagaram district in the North and Prakasam district in the South, every month. Red Cross Blood Bank has been able to provide up to 50 units, and Lion’s Club Bank has been providing 10 units to Thalassemia victims. Patients have to literally beg for the remaining 90 units from private blood banks, Mr. Babu said. A lot of Thalassemia patients are now going to Hyderabad for blood transfusion. There are around 2,000 patients in the State, and half of them belong to the residuary Andhra Pradesh.

The Thalassemia Helpline number is 9392096779.

There are more than 2,000 patients in the State, and many of them are looking up to Vijayawada for their requirements once the State is divided

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014


Hi,

WISHING YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR.

PRAYING THE GOD TO FULL FILL YOUR DESIRES AND DREAMS IN THIS 2014 WHICH WILL BE ENTERING AFTER 5:30 RIGHT FROM NOW AS PER INDIAN TIME

CURRENT TIME 6:30 PM

Thank you one and all for all your support, with out you we may not dared to spell 8000+ HITS.

THIS IS  ACHIEVED IN JUST 5 MONTHS … OR YOU CAN SAY 150 DAYS….

THANK YOU ALL ONCE AGAIN..

SEE YOU IN 2014….. SIGNING OFF… & GOD WILL BE WITH YOU ALL THE TIME TO BLESS YOUR DREAMS…

WITH LOVE – TEAM day in city.

 

Forgotten heritage


There is a demand from a section of the citizens to spruce up Madhuvana, which houses the ‘samadhis’ of members of the Wadiyar royal family, in Mysore and develop it as a tourism destination.— PHOTO: M.A. SRIRAM

There is a demand from a section of the citizens to spruce up Madhuvana, which houses the ‘samadhis’ of members of the Wadiyar royal family, in Mysore and develop it as a tourism destination.— PHOTO: M.A. SRIRAM

 

No country for children


There are some unfortunate children who are victims of torture by their parents. Day by day, these parents turn crueller toward their children. One such example is that of Shafeeq, a five-year-old who was cruelly abused by his father and stepmother. Shafeeq’s elder brother was also abused, but was taken away by the villagers to an orphanage and thus saved. The villagers did not take Shafeeq as they thought that he wouldn’t be harmed as he was younger. But the poor child was abused mercilessly by his parents.

While we slept in warm cosy beds, the poor child lay on the bare floor with bruises all over his body. Now, Shafeeq has been shifted to a shelter home, but I hope that no child goes through something like this. Parents and youngsters need to ensure that no child is harmed. Every child must remain safe, not only in God’s own country, but elsewhere too.

by an unknow writer in hindu

 

‘Life is worth more than thrills of speed’


The only son of an official in Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP) was killed in a road crash on the Hill Top Guest House Road on December 1.His son, who was studying in Intermediate, crashed into an electric pole while driving his motorcycle.

A first year B. Tech student died and three others were severely injured when their attempt to perform stunts on a ‘kutcha’ road behind the Kenexa Hill at Madhurawada, resulted in the car falling into a ditch beside the road. A 12th class student was run over by RTC bus on the BRTS Road at Sujatha Nagar on Sunday.

One or two lives are being lost on the city roads almost every day. One cannot imagine the trauma faced by the family members of a road accident victim for the rest of their lives. “Most of the road accidents are preventable, if only the road users, be they motorists or pedestrians, follow the traffic rules,” was the message given by the speakers at an ‘Awareness programme for minor drivers and their parents’ organised by the City Traffic Police on Monday. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Law & Order) Shemushi picked on a 9th class student, who came for the counselling session after being caught by the traffic police. She asked the frail boy: “What’s your ambition?”

“I want to become a Naval Officer,” the boy replied without a second thought. Turning towards the parents and other minors, Ms. Shemushi said: “Don’t be frightened. We are here to protect you. But, if something untoward happens to him, how can he (the minor boy) achieve his dream?” Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Suresh Babu said that on a single day on Sunday, 70 minors were caught in a special drive. GVMC Executive Engineer K.V.N. Ravi and K.S. Rao, brother of former DIG K.S. Vyas, addressed the minors on road safety.

Assistant Commissioner of Police (Traffic) L. Arjun was present.

KIND APPEAL : YOUR LIKE’S ARE WAITING FOR YOU AT HOME…. COME SAFE FRIENDS,,,,, DONT DRUNK & DRIVE… TO DAY IT MAY BE RIGHT FOR YOU AS PER YOUR AGE,,,, FEW YEARS LATER WHEN YOU HAVE KID LIKE YOU… YOU WILL GOING TO REALIZE IF YOU SURVIVE….. WITH YOUR FAULTY DRIVING..

COME HOME.. SAFELY DEARS…

TEAM DAY IN CITY

run for unity @ death anniversary of Sardar Vallabhai Patel


Activists and leaders of various college organisations including Bharatiya Janata Party participated in run for unity on the occasion of death anniversary of Sardar Vallabhai Patel in Ongole on Sunday. —Photo: Kommuri Srinivas

Activists and leaders of various college organisations including Bharatiya Janata Party participated in run for unity on the occasion of death anniversary of Sardar Vallabhai Patel in Ongole on Sunday. —Photo: Kommuri Srinivas