National Policy for Rare Diseases, 2021: Provisions and Concerns – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction The All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur (AIIMS) has been included as a Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Rare Diseases under the National Policy for Rare Diseases, 2021. This is expected to enhance the research and access to treatment for rare diseases. Recently, the Director of Centre for DNA-Fingerprinting… Continue reading National Policy for Rare Diseases, 2021: Provisions and Concerns – Explained, pointwise

Govt publishes policy for treatment of rare diseases

News: Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare published a national policy for treatment of rare diseases, listing 450 diseases as rare. Facts: Rare Disease: It is a health condition of low prevalence that affects a small number of people compared with other prevalent diseases in the general population. Example: Haemophilia, Thalassemia, Sickle cell anaemia,… Continue reading Govt publishes policy for treatment of rare diseases

Patients with rare diseases wait for support

News:Recently, it has been reported that the majority of patients suffering from Lysosomal Storage Disorders (a rare disease) has been waiting for support from the Government. Facts: About Lysosomal Storage Disorders:  Lysosomal storage disorders are a group of more than 50 rare diseases. They affect the lysosome which is a structure in your cells that… Continue reading Patients with rare diseases wait for support