Health min­is­ter in­au­gu­rates baby screen­ing programme

Sunday Express - - CHENNAI -

Chen­nai: Health Min­is­ter C Vi­jaya Baskar on Satur­day launched Neu­berg Ehrlich’s Molec­u­lar Di­ag­nos­tics and Genome lab in the city and in­au­gu­rated Neu­berg Ehrlich new born screen­ing fa­cil­ity at the Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal, Eg­more. Over 500 chil­dren can be screened at the fa­cil­ity per day. Chil­dren from Vel­lore dis­trict will be screened for Con­gen­i­tal Hy­pothy­roidism and Con­gen­i­tal Adrenal Hyper­pla­sia on a pi­lot ba­sis. GSK Velu, Chair­man Neu­berg Di­ag­nos­tics Pvt. Ltd. said “Tamil Nadu has seen much ad­vance­ment in health­care and I’m happy to an­nounce this new cut­ting edge fa­cil­ity in Chen­nai”. Min­is­ter of State for Ex­ter­nal Af­fairs & Over­seas Indian Af­fairs Vi­jay Kumar Singh also took part in the event. ENS

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