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Newborn screening at Institute of Child Health launched
According to WHO guidelines, states with low Infant Mortality Rate can start the 
screening for these diseases.
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Screening for congenital disorders at Chennai

hospitalThe doctors at Chennai Institute of Child Health and Hospital forChildren in Egmore will soon be implementing mandatory screening for congenitalhypothyroidism and adrenalhyperplasia.A nationwide study which was conducted by theIndian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), showed that more new-bornchildren were being bornwith congenital hypothyroidism or congenital adrenalhyperplasia. Seeing this, we decided to implement screeningof the same in new-borns so that we could catchthese things early andstart   the appropriatetreatment ahead of time, said Dr AT  Arasar Seeralar ,Director of ICH and State Child Health NodalOfficer, to TNM.The ICMR study began in 2008 at select hospitalsin various cities around the nation, including Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Hyderabad aswell as a High Risk Screening Centre forMetabolic Disorders inBengaluru.
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A new initiative by the Kerala state government will ensure that all infants born in public health facilities will be screened for various developmentaldiseases and birth defects within 48 hours of delivery. The universal Comprehensive New-bornScreening (CNS) programme will be the first of its kind to belaunched in India.

Kerala to go for screening of all newborn
KOCHI: The state government will be screening of all new born in government hospitals. Called Quality of Survival beyond Survival for new-born by screening them, the aim of the government is to improve the quality of life of every new born by limiting disability early.Around 5 lakh children are born every year in the state, of which 1.3 lakh are born in the government hospitals. This will help detect congenital defects early and help reduce Kerala’s Infant Mortality Rate (IMR). State government plans to bring down the state IMR to 6 by 2030 and they believe that this can be done if congenital problems in children are detected and treated early.The aim is to ensure overall disability prevention by detecting conditions that lead to disability at a later age and treating it where possible,said health secretary Rajeev Sadanandan.
Experts call for screening of heart defects among newborns
About 1.5 lakh infants are born with congenital heart diseases in India every year, a conditionwhich can be detected with timely screening.
 Newborn Hearing Screening Programme: Over 1.5 lakh infants screened so far in Kochi
 KOCHI: The Newborn Hearing Screening Programme hailed as a path breaking health initiative has enabled the screening of over 1.5 lakh infants in the state so far since taking off over 15 years ago.  Of these, hearing defect was detected in 317 kids.
Newborns to be screened for two diseases from April
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