New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday reiterated the government’s commitment to overcoming sickle cell disease, and said it has been working on aspects like creating awareness, universal screening, early detection and proper care.

“On World Sickle Cell Day, we reiterate our commitment to overcome this disease. Last year, we launched the National Sickle Cell Anaemia Elimination Mission and have been working on aspects like creating awareness, universal screening, early detection and proper care,” Modi said in a post on X.

“We are also leveraging the power of technology in this area,” he said.

Announced in the 2023-24 budget, the National Sickle Cell Anaemia Elimination Mission targets the eradication of the disease by 2047.

  • Published On Jun 19, 2024 at 05:57 PM IST

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