The Union Minister for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan today launched UMMID (Unique Methods of Management and treatment of Inherited Disorders) initiative and inaugurated NIDAN (National Inherited Diseases Administration) Kendras, which is being supported by Department of Biotechnology (DBT),M/o Science and Technology.

The UMMID initiative aims
(i) to establish NIDAN Kendras to provide counselling, prenatal testing and diagnosis, management, and multidisciplinary care in Government Hospitals wherein the influx of patients is more,

(ii) to produce skilled clinicians in Human Genetics, and

(iii) to undertake screening of pregnant women and new born babies for inherited genetic diseases in hospitals at aspirational districts.

Source : PIB