Seven crore Indians suffer from rare diseases

Posted on:27 Feb 2016 12:33:10

Seven crore Indians suffer from rare diseases
27 February 2016 Current Affairs: Around 70 million people in India suffer from "life threatening" rare diseases, a clinical research body said today. Indian Society for Clinical Research (ISCR) said there are close to 7,000 known rare diseases ay present most of which are "progressive, life-threatening and chronically debilitating conditions. "There is no treatment for more than 90 per cent of these diseases and the number of patients with rare diseases continues to increase every year. "In India alone, there are an estimated 70 million patients living with a rare disease, many of whom do not know they have a rare disease and even when they do, they either have no access to treatment or cannot afford it," it said. 



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