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2) Establishment of patient care services for genetic disorders is the need of the time. In this context discuss the salient features of ‘UMMID’ initiative recently launched by the government.(250 words)

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2) Establishment of patient care services for genetic disorders is the need of the time. In this context discuss the salient features of ‘UMMID’ initiative recently launched by the government.(250 words)

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Why this question:

Recently Minister of Science, Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurated five diagnostic centres under the program Unique Methods of Management and treatment of Inherited Disorders (UMMID) to tackle the menace of genetic diseases in newborns.

Key demand of the question:

One has to elaborate on the significance of establishment of patient care services for genetic disorders with a special focus on the recently launched UMMID scheme for 

Directive:

DiscussThis is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Start by suggesting in what way the initiative of the government will help the future generation in treating and preventing these diseases caused by genetic disorders.

Body:

Explain that UMMID aims to create awareness about genetic disorders amongst clinicians and establish molecular diagnostics in hospitals so that the fruits of developments in medical genetics reach the patients in India.

Discuss the significance and need of such an initiative.

Justify that in India congenital malformations and genetic disorders are the third most common cause of mortality in newborns.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.

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