Government launches ‘UMMID’ initiative to tackle inherited genetic diseases of newborn babies

Government launches ‘UMMID’ initiative to tackle inherited genetic diseases of newborn babies
Government launches ‘UMMID’ initiative to tackle inherited genetic diseases of newborn babies

Government launches ‘UMMID’ initiative to tackle inherited genetic diseases of newborn babies


This initiative of the government will help the future generation in treating and preventing these diseases caused by genetic disorders.

The Minister also inaugurated NIDAN (National Inherited Diseases Administration) Kendras. 

The new initiative aims at creating awareness about genetic disorders amongst clinicians and establish molecular diagnostics in hospitals so that the benefits of developments in medical genetics could reach patients.

The UMMID initiative aims (i) to establish NIDAN Kendras to provide counselling, prenatal testing and diagnosis, management, and multidisciplinary care in Government Hospitals wherein the influx of patients is more, (ii) to produce skilled clinicians in Human Genetics, and (iii) to undertake screening of pregnant women and new born babies for inherited genetic diseases in hospitals at aspirational districts.

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