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Thalassemia patients in Karnataka struggle without free medicines promised by govt

For 29-year-old Ayesha, the past one-and-a-half years have been tough. As a patient with thalassemia, the risk to her health due to COVID-19 has been higher than for most other people. The pandemic also affected the supply of blood to hospitals, on which those with thalassemia depend as they have to undergo transfusions as often as every 15 days. Added to this, she unexpectedly lost her father to pneumonia in 2020, which came as a blow to their entire community but especially to her. Without his

5 Oct 2021 10:41 am