Sickle Cell Disease Support Corner

The Minister for Tribal Affairs, Shri Arjun Munda today emphasized on the need to create more awareness about Sickle Cell disease in the county.

Addressing a webinar ‘National Sickle Cell Conclave’ to mark the World Sickle Cell Day, organized by FICCI, jointly with Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Apollo Hospitals and Novartis, Mr Munda said, “The government is committed to address and find a solution to deal with Sickle Cell disease in India.”

Mr Munda said that in order to collect real time data and provide relevant information related to Sickle Cell, the government has launched a new portal which will act as catalyst in creating awareness. “The portal will have real time data through a dashboard along with registration facility, information about the disease and various government initiatives undertaken.”

Highlighting the importance of Sickle Cell awareness, Mr Munda said, “Today, people in the rural areas are alert about COVID19 which happened due to increased awareness towards the disease. We now need to create more awareness about the Sickle Cell disease in the rural and tribal areas also. The Ministry has also initiated ‘Action Research’ project under which Yoga dependent lifestyle should be promoted and to reduce the complications in the patient suffering from this disease.”