Dubai PR Network, Online Press Release from Dubai and Middle East
 
Healthcare(Healthcare & Medicine)
Filter PR by
  
Ministry of Health & Prevention keen to provide early detection services for neonatal genetic diseases
 

To detect genetic diseases within 72 hours of birth

Dubai, UAE, 29 April 2019 -   In line with the UAE’s efforts to provide comprehensive and innovative health services in accordance with the highest standards of excellence, professionalism and leadership in the health sector, the Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP) has announced that it continue provides early detection services for neonatal diseases. MOHAP has revealed that its Laboratory for genetic & neonatal screening services is the only facility of its kind to provide the neonatal screening testing on a national scale for all new-borns in the UAE--from both government and private segments.

Enable to detection of 40 genetic diseases

His Excellency (H.E.) Hussein Abdel Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for Health Centers and Clinics explained that the goals of the new born Screening Program are to ensure that all UAE new-borns are screened, and all affected infants receive appropriate confirmatory testing, counselling, and treatment to avoid physical and mental disabilities and reduce mortality. The new born screening provides the opportunity for appropriate treatment--even before the health problem will affect the development of the child, mentally and physically. 

He noted that the diseases that are examined include 40 genetic diseases in accordance with international standards. These are 'Phenylketonuria, Endocrine insufficiency, Sickle cell anaemia, Congenital malformations, Biotin deficiency disease, Diseases of amino acids, organic and fatty (mass spectrometer), Glactosemia, Other tests such as cardiac examination to detect critical congenital deformities of the heart and early screening of hearing disorders for newborns to detect hereditary deafness.

The Ministry provides the service based on a specified fee structure and in case a genetic disease is detected, the laboratory will immediately contact the parents to proceed with treatment as soon as the diagnosis is confirmed.

He added that the plans for the future development of the program is to increase the coverage of children exanimated by 99 per cent in 2021. He also pointed out that the Ministry is preparing a draft resolution to be submitted to the UAE Cabinet, in cooperation with local and private health authorities, requiring health facilities to examine new-borns within the first 72 hours of its birth.


Posted by : Dubai PR Network Editorial Team
Viewed 9803 times
PR Category : Healthcare & Medicine
Posted on : Monday, April 29, 2019  3:20:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of DubaiPRNetwork.com.
Previous Story : Help Save Lives by walking from Darkness into Light on May 1...
Next Story : Adequate information about IVF pregnancy is key to a success...
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine
Back to Section Home

Related Stories



 
 
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Drops of Youth [18501-Views]
Foreo Reveals the Ultimate Valentine's Gift List for Women [10937-Views]
Show your Support for Australia alongside THT – That Hair Tho [10577-Views]
Kanz Jewels proves to be a lucky destination for jewellery shoppers during DSF 2020. [10535-Views]
Eberhard & Co. Gilda timepiece makes an extraordinary Valentine's Day gift [9790-Views]
Zeitun Cosmetics Launch in UAE [9784-Views]
Corum And Joachim Horsley Light Up The Folies Bergère [9107-Views]
Elegant diamond-swathed Kalpa Kalparisma set to dazzle fine watch enthusiasts [7588-Views]
160 Years Young: Tag Heuer Kicks Off a Milestone Anniversary With the Re-edition of a Heue... [7454-Views]
Beleaf's Top 5 Vegan Supplements [6875-Views]
Seha Leads Discussions in Pediatric Medicine [6429-Views]
Foreo Reveals the Ultimate Valentine's Gift List for Men [6283-Views]
Oris pays tribute to the world's greatest jazz musicians with Art Blakey Limited Edition t... [5868-Views]
Traversetolo Vitre in blue dial makes stunning impact [5710-Views]
Spice It Up With Szechuan! Shake Shack is Celebrating the Chinese New Year With an Asian-i... [5661-Views]
Why this is the right time for TMCs to automate their processes? [5301-Views]
Beleaf Opens its Fifth Store in Springs Souk [4953-Views]
UAE Falconers League Kick Starts Competition with 10 teams in Al Ruwayyah [4581-Views]
The Data Center Market in 2020: What to Expect [4477-Views]
Lg to Join Forces With Cerence on Ai-powered Connected Car Platform [4325-Views]
Head to Freddy's for the Ultimate Frozen Custard Party [4288-Views]
HONOR Wins Big at CES 2020 with Growing Momentum of Wearables [4252-Views]
C Central Resort The Palm Welcomes 2020 with its Grand Opening in Dubai [4215-Views]
MoHAP's Training & Development Center Receives the Silver Award from the American Heart As... [4191-Views]
Secure Technologies and Artificial Intelligence in Focus for Airbus at Intersec 2020 [4081-Views]
 
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin
 
Top Sections
 
Top Stories