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

Experts point out that a lot of work has to be done towards improving newborn health in India as nearly 5-15 per cent of newborns are sick due to metabolic diseases. A major group of these babies is left with irreversible complications of physical and mental impairment and some die, if affected by severe forms of these conditions.

Source.http://www.deccanchronicle.com/131120/news-current-affairs/article/newborn-screening-can-help-save-babies

 
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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

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

Greatest Burden

INDIAN CONTEXT

Importance of screening in India,

Frequency of Genetic Disorders

Staggering

Neonatal thyroid dysfunction-lessons from Indian experience

Burdened by rare diseases

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