The latest survey by sickle Cell Disease Project in Attappady found that over 20 per cent of the 33,120-strong tribal population is affected by the dreaded genetic disorder of sickle cell anaemia. The latest survey conducted in June 2013 by the Agali Community Health Centre and the five Public Health Centres found 1,253 tribals affected by sickle cell anaemia (AS). Out of this 96 are acute cases (SS).
Source: The Hindu
The May 30 release of Madhuri Krishnaswamy, a relentless campaigner for better maternal health for marginalised tribal women in Barwani, Madhya Pradesh one of the most impoverished districts in the central India, has brought temporary peace in the district.Many protesters converged on Barwani, ready to face arrest unless police charges against Krishnaswamy, based on the complaint by a Barwani health official, are withdrawn.
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