Raipur: Health minister TS Singh Deo said that screening is necessary for the detection and prevention of sickle cell in the state. For this, an intensive screening campaign should be conducted by making sickle cell units in all the districts of the state.
While reviewing the works of Chhattisgarh Sickle Cell Institute on Tuesday, health minister directed to prepare an action plan for starting the OPD system along with IPD and advanced version as well as for the research level for better treatment of sickle cell. Health
He said that screening test should be increased to identify which areas of the state are more prone to this disease. He asked to identify normal sickling (AS) and large sickling (SS) and prepare better options for its treatment. He gave budget for Sickle Cell Institute, opening of new Sickle Cell Testing and Counseling Centre, hiring of subject experts, availability of human resource, making Sickle Cell Clinic and Counseling Center and Day-care Center online and e-class in the institute.