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Festive outing for people with rare blood diseases

Kolkata: The Calcutta Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) authorities have arranged Puja Parikrama for Leukaemia and Thalassemia patients.

The main purpose behind the idea is to ensure that the patients who come to the hospital with rare blood diseases can enjoy during the Puja. This will reduce the stress of patients and help them overcome monotonous lives.

The patients in the age group from 2 to 12 who have been undergoing treatment in the hospital for 5-6 months will be taken to various Puja pandals in the city on the day of Sasthi. The journey will start from the hospital around 10.30 am on Friday and Dr Nirmal Maji who is the Chairman of the Rogi Kalayn Samiti at the hospital will accompany the patients. The hospital authorities would take the patients at College Square and Santosh Mitra Square Puja pandal. Like every year, Dr Maji has taken initiative to make the Puja days delightful for the patients. Principal and MSVP and other senior officials are expected to take part in the Puja Parikrama.

The children, who are in the hospital for over 5 months, hardly get any scope to step out of the four walls of the hospital room. The entire state celebrates the home coming of Goddess Durga with her entourage from her abode. But many children who are on hospital beds find it difficult to remain confined within the hospital during the Puja days. Keeping this in mind, CMCH has come up with the unique idea where children will be able to go out and enjoy pandal hopping.

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