Azerbaijan's first lady and Turkish prime minister's spouse visit thalassemia center in Baku
Mrs. Mehriban Aliyeva, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, UNESCO and ISESCO Goodwill Ambassador, MP, along with Mrs. Amina Erdogan, spouse of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, visited the Thalassemia Center in Baku on May 17, AzerTAj state news agency reported.
Director of the Center Azar Karimov told the guest that the center was constructed as part of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation-initiated "For Life without Thalassemia" Program.
He stressed that the Center serves about 40 patients a day. Karimov pointed out there are approximately 1000 people living in Azerbaijan with thalassemia and most of them are under permanent control.
The Center which has three regional branches is up to the international standards.
Then, Mrs. Amina Erdogan also toured the transfusion hall, clinic, lab, reanimation, the molecular diagnostics lab, sterilization room and other facilities here.