Actor Jackie Shroff’s JK foundation organised free medical camp, raising awareness on World Thalassemia Day on 8th May. Thalassemia is a condition passed onto children by parents.
Jackie Shroff spoke about the condition and how parents should be aware of the symptoms for early detection. He said, ‘We are trying to spread awareness about Thalassemia.’ He added, ‘In kids after every 15 days, blood has to be tested and fresh blood is transfused. The parents are not aware that blood needs to be tested. This is a small thing and awareness should be spread in rural areas too so that it can be stopped from spreading’. He also spoke about kids who suffer from the condition and urged people to get regular check-ups for Thalassemia ahead of marriage.
Lot of doctors, actors, social media influencers, volunteers joined Shroff to spread the awareness. Present at the event were Mallikarjun, Dr.Amol Gitte, Prarthana Behere, Sandip Ghuge, Vinay Naik, Leslie Tripathy along with many other notable celebrities.