Union Health Minister launched ‘UMMID’ (Unique Methods of Management and treatment of Inherited Disorders) initiative to tackle inherited genetic diseases of newborn babies. He 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.
Department of Biotechnology (DBT),M/o Science and Technology has started the UMMID Initiative.
The UMMID initiative aims to –
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,
To produce skilled clinicians in Human Genetics, and
To undertake screening of pregnant women and newborn babies for inherited genetic diseases in hospitals at aspirational districts.