Data
Frequency of Genetic Disorders   

 A recent study carried out in three centres(Mumbai, Delhi and Baroda)
on 94,610 newborns by using a uniforma showed a malformation
frequency of 2.03%, the commonest malformtions are neural tube
defects and musculo-skeletal disorders. The frequency of Down
syndrome among 94,610 was 0.87 per 1000 or 1 per 1150 Screening of 112,269 newbornns for aminoacid disorders
showed four disorders to the commonest-tyrosinemia, maple syrup
urine disease and phenylketonuria1,2. Epindemiologists and geneticists
claim that genetics has an increasing role to paly in public health
policies and programs in the future. Within this perspective, genetic
testing and screening are instrumental in avoiding the birth of children
with serious, costly or untreatable disorders 3
 
 
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Greatest Burden   

The newborn health challenge faced by India is bigger than that experienced by any other country. As India makes progress in addressing childhood illnesses, reducing newborn deaths remains a critical challenge, making up a growing percentage of child deaths. Today, India accounts for the greatest burden of newborn deaths in the world. An estimated 876,000 newborns die each year in India alone (2011 estimates) – accounting for an estimated 30% of the total global burden of neonatal deaths and and a staggering 53% of under-5 deaths in India.source=http://www.healthynewbornnetwork.org/node/207
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The expression of genetic disease in India

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

Indian Scenario

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

INDIAN CONTEXT

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Staggering

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