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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 CONTEXT   

Out of every 100 babies born in this country annually, 6 to 7 have a birth defect. In Indian context, this would translate to 1.7 million birth defects annually and would account for 9.6 per cent of all newborn deaths.With a large birth cohort of almost 26 million per year, India would account for the largest share of birth defects in the world. This would translate to an estimated 1.7 million babies born with birth effects annually. 

Birth defects account for 9.6% of all new-born deaths and 4% of under five mortality. Development delays affect at least 10% children 

Source1. Child health Screening NRHM.2013
 
 
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