Dr. Vinky Rughwani is a Paediatrician and Founder President of Thalassemia Society of Central India. He is working for welfare of Thalassemia and Sickle Cell patients and prevention of this illness in the Country especially in the Central part of India since more than 20 years.
He has established a Centre for Thalassemia and Sickle Cell children with all modern technologies at Nagpur (Maharashtra) which was inaugurated by Mr.Devendra Fadnavis. The children suffering from Thalassemia Major and Sickle Cell disease are given free medical services and free transfusion facility.
Looking at his work Dr. Vinky Rughwani has been nominated as a Member in Maharashtra Medical Council.
At present he is Vice President of Maharashtra Medical Council, member of Maharashtra State Pharmacy Council & Maharashtra State Blood Transfusion Council.
Besides attempting to check the spread of this disease in the regions like Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and other parts of Country, he also aims to create awareness about these diseases amongst the general mass.
Dr. Vinky Rughwani has so far successfully organised more than 350 free camps for testing Thalassemia Minor and Sickle Cell Trait with the help of different social activist groups, government institutions, NGOs and doctors in different parts of country.
He has so far succeeded in free testing of more than 50000 boys and girls for Thalassemia Minor and Sickle Cell Trait. These testing were done in Schools, Colleges, Communities and through Medical Camps.
All the detected cases with Thalassemia Minor and Sickle Cell trait, Dr. Vinky Rughwani has taken appropriate steps to provide adequate information (verbal and printed) on the general and important aspects of Thalassemia & Sickle Cell disease and the possible ways by which the disease can be prevented. Those who are found to be Minor are individually counseled and advised not to marry with other Minor and thereby prevent the birth of Major Child.
In many parts of country, Dr. Vinky Rughwani has organised people’s meet; a conceptual interactive public meeting where scope is generated for exchange of information and queries by specialist medical and social scientist.
He has always spread the message that before marriage it is necessary to test blood for Thalassemia Minor and Sickle Cell trait instead of gently horoscopes matched.
As a preventive measure, Dr. Vinky Rughwani conducts a free check-up for pregnant women for Thalassemia Minor and Sickle Cell Trait so that the children to be born will not suffer from dreaded Thalassemia Major.
By doing all this work by Dr. Vinky Rughwani has been able to educate the community and thereby have succeeded in decreasing the Thalassemia and Sickle Cell disease bourdons in the country especially in Central part of India.
Simultaneously, as the children who are diagnosed with Thalassemia Major disease need regular blood transfusion, Dr. Vinky Rughwani renders a great service to such children by organising regular blood donation camps and offering blood transfusion to 450 Thalassemia Major children free of cost in his Centre.
Dr. Vinky Rughwani also organizes many cultural activities and programmes to educate the children suffering from this disease.
Dr. Vinky Rughwani has also been instrumental in making medicine free of cost needed for the treatment of Thalassemia and Sickle Cell disease.
Patients of Thalassemia Major and Sickle Cell disease are given help in their education by providing those books and material for studies free of cost by Dr. Vinky Rughwani.
Dr. Vinky Rughwani has got many awards in his name including special award for his medico social work by Government of Maharashtra. He has also received Health icon award by Times.
Due to efforts of Dr. Vinky Rughwani with other NGO’s working for Thalassemia and Sickle Cell disease, Thalassemia major & Sickle Cell disease “SS Pattern” are now included in the list of disease in Disability Bill 2017. Now these children will get reservation in education & all other government benefits which people of disability get.
RESEARCH IN THALASSEMIA DISEASE :
The various research conducted by Dr. Vinky Rughwani on Thalassemia disease and the publications thereby done in high impact accredited International Journal are as follows :
Dr. Vinky Rughwani has conducted many research on thalassemia disease & these publications has done high impact accredited International Journal.
Dr. Vinky Rughwani is also contributing in Educational Field. He is Chairman of Sindhi Hindi Vidya Samiti, Nagpur running 25 Schools and Colleges and giving education to 22000 students.
Dr. Vinky Rughwani is a President of Vidarbha Sindhi Vikas Parishad a head organisation of sindhi community in vidarbha.
Dr. Vinky Rughwani is a Director of Sadhana Sahakari Cooperative Bank.