Budget: Govt announces mission to eliminate sickle cell anaemia by 2047; to set up 157 nursing colleges1 min read . Updated: 01 Feb 2023, 12:37 PM IST
Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder, with women and children more vulnerable to the disease. Nearly 20% of tribal children affected die before reaching the age of two, and 30% children die before reaching adulthood
New Delhi: The Centre will work in mission mode to eliminate sickle cell anaemia by 2047, Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Wednesday while presenting the Union Budget 2023-24 in Parliament.
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