India aims to eradicate sickle cell anaemia by 2047, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced on Wednesday during her Budget 2023 speech. Under the new scheme, 70 million people up to the age of 40 years in affected tribal areas will be screened for the disease. The government will also work to raise awareness about the disorder and provide counselling.
Budget 2023 | Sickle cell anaemia to be eradicated by 2047, FM announces scheme
Union Budget 2023: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced on Wednesday that India aims to eradicate sickle cell anaemia by 2047. Sickle cell anaemia is an genetic blood disorder which affects a patient's hemoglobin and contorts their red blood cells into a sickle shape.