Government’s Initiative to Eliminate Sickle Cell Disease and Provide Affordable Care
Government Launches Mission to Combat Sickle Cell Disease
Sickle Cell Disease: A Genetic Blood Disorder Impacting Lives
Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a genetic blood disorder that affects a significant population in India, especially among tribal communities. It not only leads to anemia but also causes pain crises and affects various organs, posing significant challenges to those living with the condition.
Sickle Cell Anaemia Elimination Mission: A Beacon of Hope
In a bid to combat the impact of Sickle Cell Disease and provide accessible care to affected individuals, the Indian government launched the Sickle Cell Anaemia Elimination Mission. The mission, inaugurated on 1st July 2023 in Madhya Pradesh, aims to create awareness, conduct screenings, and provide counseling for those in need.
State Governments Join Hands in Implementation
The success of the Sickle Cell Anaemia Elimination Mission relies heavily on the active participation of state governments. They play a crucial role in organizing outreach campaigns, conducting screenings, and implementing preventive measures to manage the disease effectively.
Services and Support for Sickle Cell Disease Patients
Under the National Sickle Cell Anaemia Elimination Mission, patients living with SCD receive essential services and facilities through Ayushman Bharat-Health and Wellness Centres (AB-HWC). Regular follow-ups, lifestyle management counseling, nutritional supplementation, yoga sessions, and crisis management support are some of the key offerings.
A Step Towards a Healthier Future
The initiative showcased by the Government’s Sickle Cell Anaemia Elimination Mission reflects a commitment to improving the lives of those affected by the disease. By creating awareness and providing accessible care, the mission endeavors to reduce the prevalence and impact of SCD in affected regions.