Muzzafarnagar Obstetrics and gynecology society and Indian Society of Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy
Over 50 doctors from Delhi Meerut Mumbai Noida Khatouli attended a meeting today organized by Muzzafarnagar Obstetrics and gynecology society and Indian Society of Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy. A study published by the ICMR Indian Council of Medical Research of newborns in India as a part of multi site research has shown an alarming incidence 1 in 800 newborns suffer from congenital hypothyroidism precursor to cretinism. This survey was in Chennai.
If this is picked up at birth they can get the appropriate treatment and can have a normal life. Similarly there are other anomalies like Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia called CAH which was 1 in 2000.
These conditions can be diagnosed at birth by newborn screening.
These tests costs approximately Rs 5000 and now a days there is a need to raise awareness about these conditions.
This was discussed today. Organised by Dr Tarini Taneja President Muzzafarnagar Obstetric Gynaecology Society Dr Shivani Gour Secretary Delhi ISPAT Dr Saurabh Dani Secretary ISPAT from Mumbai Dr Rukma Idnani ex Head of Department of Gynaecology LLRM Medical College Meerut Dr Manjeet Mehta ISPAT Mumbai