World over, the Governments of the various nations and all in the health care sector are completely focused, obviously justifiably, on fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. The current pandemic situation is unprecedented in history and such a focus is fully understandable. But, it is fact that the sufferings and afflictions of people on account of other diseases and socio-economic circumstances have not vanished, not even reduced. The millions of marginialised people who live on charity are continuing to live on charity and they deserve support of all kinds by philanthropic persons of the society. Perhaps it was this thought process that prompted the S6 MCA students of Vidya to provide a small helping hand to Hemophilia Society, Kunnamkulam Chapter in the form of donation of money collected from among the students of the batch.
A charity work by the final semester students is a great tradition of the MCA Dept started more than a decade ago. The usual practice was to visit some places which provide shelter and support to those who had difficulty in finding such support in the common society. Such visits used to open up the minds of the students to the fact that how fortunate each of them was: Each one of them has a house to stay, a bed to sleep, a parent to seek support and guidance and above all he/she need not worry where the food for the next meal is going to come from. This year, due to COVID related travel restrictions it was decided not to conduct onsite visits and to provide support by paying donation by bank transfer.
Hemophilia is a mostly inherited genetic disorder that impairs the body’s ability to make blood clots, a process needed to stop bleeding. This results in people bleeding for a longer time after an injury, easy bruising, and an increased risk of bleeding inside joints or the brain. Those with a mild case of the disease may have symptoms only after an accident or during surgery. Bleeding into a joint can result in permanent damage while bleeding in the brain can result in long term headaches, seizures, or a decreased level of consciousness. (Wikipedia)
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