Indian American doctor’s efforts to treat Sickle Cell disease lauded

Indian American Dr.Akshat Jain led health care program to treat Sickle Cell disease has been lauded by the California Senate through two official resolutions. 

The efforts are to treat children and adults suffering from Sickle Cell disease, a lifelong inherited painful disease affecting more than 100,000 people in the United States. Sickle Cell affects 1 in 13 persons of African descent in the United States and leads to severe painful illness that cuts short life expectancy up to sometimes half if not managed.  

“We are happy to have a program for all of the Inland Empire that treats every aspect of the disease including a shot at a cure for these children. Testament to excellent care was the COVID-19 pandemic during which people with Sickle Cell were disproportionately affected and lost lives, but patients at our program stayed safe with zero mortality and excellent quality metrics that superseded national scores in all aspects of healthcare,” said Dr.Jain, Director Inherited Bleeding Disorders and Sickle Cell Hemoglobinopathies Program, Faculty Department of Pediatrics & Clinical Medicine, Loma Linda University School of Medicine and Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital.   

“We deeply thank the California Senate for recognizing our efforts in this manner and through the efforts of Senator Bough, allowed us to enter the history books at the state capitol as an official Resolution on the books. This will motivate us further to excel and extend care to other life-threatening disorders affecting children of our region,” he added.   

One of the resolutions

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