‘UMMID’ initiative Launched by the Government

Published on September 24, 2019
Current context: Ministry of Science & Technology has launched a scheme named UMMID (Unique Methods of Management and treatment of Inherited Disorders).
‘UMMID’ initiative Launched by the Government 
  • The scheme is launched to help people who cannot afford expensive care for genetic disorders.
  • Genetic disorders are the third most common cause of mortality in new-borns among the urban areas of India and due to high birth rate, large population and consanguineous marriage in many communities, these diseases are very common among them.
  • NIDAN (National Inherited Diseases Administration) Kendra has .also been inaugurated by the ministry to provide help related to genetic diseases at one place.
  • The aims of the UMMID initiative is to:
    • Establish NIDAN Kendras to provide, management, counselling, prenatal testing and multidisciplinary care in Government Hospitals.
    • To produce skilled clinicians in Human Genetics.
    • To undertake proper screening of for inherited genetic diseases in pregnant women and newborn babies in hospitals at aspirational districts.

Question: 

Q.1 The newly “UMMID” initiative of the government is launched for which purpose?
a. To provide early medication in the first one hour of child birth
b. To reduce the new-born death due to malnutrition
c. To provide aid for genetic disorders in new-borns
d. To provide aid of Rs 7000 to each newborn girl child

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