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New born screeningextended to 89 hosps
New born screening, which was available only at 44 hospitals will be extended to all 
hospitals with delivery facilities. The facility will be extended to 89 government hospitals.
Prick the heel for a healthy life
Implement national policy on rare diseases: HC to Centre
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1 liver, 2 recipients, 3 lives saved in 4 OTs
Ayush who was suffering from Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD), a genetic enzyme defect affecting all organs, was in need of a new liver to produce an adequate enzyme required for normal functioning of the body.



 Health department plans to start NBS 


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Nebraska mandatory screening tests put newborns on track toward a healthy life

Indian boy healthy on return to Oman after treatment of congenital disorder
Muscat: Two years back in May, Niketh Nandan, a three-year-old Indian boy in Muscat, was suffering from an inborn error of metabolism, developmental delay and was on a nasogastric tube feeding.
The only way to save Niketh Nandan was to have a liver transplantation, which his mother was ready to donate but the money required for procedure was a big hurdle. However, on May 17, when Times of Oman reported the condition of Niketh, kind-hearted readers responded positively and the money was raised.
Now, after two years completing his treatment Niketh and his mother is back in Muscat without the nasogastric tube and any health issues.“He is quite playful. We thought that we would lose him. Thanks to Times of Oman and the good Samaritans who came forward to help us,” Nanda Kumar MK, the father said.


 4 EICs to start in Tripura soon


The Tripura government has decided to set up separate Child Health Screening and Early Intervention Services (EIC) at district level. At the initial phase, the centre will be started at Gomati, Dhalai and Unokoti district hospitals under National health Mission (NHM).According to the plan, each of the centres in the district hospitals would be set up with a team of 14 medicos

 Newborn screening programmes still nascent
In the coming months, the government of Tamilnadu  is expected to launch its pilot project in Vellore to screen babies for two common defects  hypothyroidism and congenital adrenal hypoplasia, said S. Srinivasan,coordinator, State-nodal centre, National Rural Health Mission.  
Screening tests for babies will soon be mandatory
MANGALURU: The government is mulling over making newborn screening tests compulsory across the state. 
Congenital diseases centre inaugurated
TRICHY: The state minister for health and family welfare on Sunday inaugurated a district early intervention centre (DEIC) inside the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital (MGMGH) here to treat children born with congenital diseases at an early stage.
  Newborn screening programme wins laurels
Project on in 44 government hospitals in Kerala 
Yes we can save some  children by IEM 
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 infant receives liver transplant (MSUD) successfully
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