New Delhi: The Department of Tribal Affairs works to prevent and eradicate sickle cell disease among tribal people. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during the celebrations of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, birthday of Bhagwan Birsa Munda and Janjatiya Gaurav Divas, launched Sickle Cell Disease Mission for Madhya Pradesh State Government from Bhopal.
As a result, during the iconic week (November 15-22), the Department of Tribal Affairs scheduled 4 sickle cell awareness workshops in different regions of the country involving reputable institutes, renewed hematologists, doctors, paramedics. , teachers and students from Eklavya schools. . These workshops are taking place in high prevalence states affected by sickle cell disease on November 19, 20, 22 and 23 in collaboration with RIMS Ranchi, AIIMS Manglagiri, AIIMS Jodhpur and Surat Medical College.
The RIMS Ranchi workshop was opened by Sri Anil Kumar Jha, Secretary for Tribal Affairs and Dr Kameshwar Prasad, Director of RIMS. Sh Jha said it was high time to take action to prevent and eliminate sickle cell disease in mission mode. He said various states have undertaken screening programs, but there is still no central database for sickle cell carriers and sick people. He stressed the need for data-based disease management and elimination plans. He also informed that the ministry will support the IGIB initiative on CRISPER technology research involving gene editing after consultation with the Department of Science and Technology, ICMR and the Ministry of Health and family well-being.