Prenatal testing is of great importance for early detection of birth defects: Dr. Gurjit Kaur

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Prenatal testing is of great importance for early detection of birth defects: Dr. Gurjit Kaur

Birth defects are structural / functional defects that may or may not appear at birth but can have a variable effect on personal life. Some birth defects are the major cause of physical and mental disability. Birth defects are major or minor.  And can affect any part of our body such as heart, brain, spine, eyes, ears etc.
 According to the World Health Organization, every year around 8 million children worldwide are born with severe birth defects and India is the second largest populous country in the world, so we are well aware of the large number of children born every year in India.  Can imagine from  Some of these births can be prevented with early intervention and management can be provided for some.  The Genetic Center, GMCH-32 has been set up under the proposal of ‘Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation’ through UT Administration under the supervision and guidance of the late Dr. BS Chavan. Here during pregnancy and soon after birth  Prenatal and neonatal screening is done to identify some birth defects.
 Dr. Gurjit Kaur, Consultant Incharge, Genetic Center on World Birth Defect Day, March 3, 2021 for the early births and precautionary measures to be taken for preterm birth and rescue or timely management of people from Slum Area Sector-25  Raised awareness of what can significantly reduce the socio-economic burden on families and society.  He educated families in simple language very closely about the importance of healthy diet, regular screening and risk aversion during pregnancy.  He emphasized the importance of prenatal testing for early detection of birth defects, which can be an important step in the development of a healthy society.  She also emphasized that pregnancy should be planned well and that pre-conception counseling services can be availed at the Genetic Center and Gynecology Department, GMCH-32.

Prenatal testing is of great importance for early detection of birth defects: Dr. Gurjit Kaur

 Onkar Charitable Trust Chairman Ravinder Singh Billa said that the purpose of organizing such an event is to make women aware of birth defects, so that they can know about births through such awareness programs.

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