Data
Staggering   

 
India accounted for a staggering 29 per cent of the global deaths of newborns on their very first day of birth and nearly 40 per cent of neo-natal deaths happening on the first day of birth in India.
The global report states that in 2012, three million babies died within the first 28 days of being born and a million babies died within the first 24 hours of their birth and about half the first-day mortalities among them could be prevented if every mother and baby had access to free and quality health services.
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Indian Scenario   

 Our annual birth rateis 21.76/1000 population. Out of the approximately 25 million new births in India, there are an estimated 1.6 Million babies born with birth defects  including  about 620,000 with geneticdisorders.With no mandatory  newborn screening at national/governmen tlevels, the country wide burden of genetic disorder sespecially the congenital conditions is huge and still unknown28

Source.http://medind.nic.in/jaq/t10/i3/jaqt10i3p210.pdf

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The expression of genetic disease in India

Nearly 5-15 per cent of newborns are sick due to metabolic diseases.

1 in every 1,000 newborns was observed .....

Greatest Burden

INDIAN CONTEXT

Importance of screening in India,

Frequency of Genetic Disorders

Neonatal thyroid dysfunction-lessons from Indian experience

Burdened by rare diseases

Prevalence of Inborn Errors of Metabolism in Neonates

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Current and future perspective of newborn screening: an Indian scenario

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