Sickle cell Anaemia and Thalassemia Eradication Mission.
Researchers Professor Dr.Nisanth Nambison Government Homoeopathic Medical college & Professor Dr.Smita Nambison NS Homoeopathic Medical College, Bhopal (M.P) INDIA after several failures finally achieved a successful design of Genetic Inheritance Prediction cards which they call nambison GIP card. The couple recently filed a patent for the invention.
Surprised at the figures of transmission of disease to the next generation, that too 100% preventable Drs. Nambison decided to do something about it. Two major genetically transmitted Single gene disorders are Sickle Cell Anaemia and Thalassemia. They present with life-threatening complications. It is a severe, chronic, and often fatal disease with low life expectancy.
Prime Minister Mr.Narendra Modi’s in the winter parliament session speech 2015 describes sickle cell anaemia as a condition worse than Cancer.
WHO estimates that each year:
- over 300,000 babies with severe forms of these diseases are born worldwide, the majority in low and middle-income countries.
- Approximately 5% of the world’s population are carriers of a trait gene for haemoglobin disorders mainly sickle-cell disease or thalassaemia
- About 56000 have a major thalassaemia, including at least 30000 who need regular transfusions to survive and 5500 who die perinatally due to α thalassaemia major.
- Over 9 million carriers become pregnant.
- there are at least 948000 new carrier couples and over 1.7 million pregnancies to carrier couples.
- Around 75% are actually at risk. In principle, all need an expert risk assessment and genetic counselling.
DID YOU KNOW SICKLE CELL DISEASE AND THALASSEMIA are 100% PREVENTABLE?
YES, THIS TRUE!
Sickle cell disease and Thalassemia can be eradicated, from our planet, forever! Just like Smallpox, Rinderpest.
According to WHO: Some endemic countries in the Mediterranean region, long-established control programs have achieved 80-100% prevention of newly affected births.
Several agencies distribute identification cards to affected Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassemia patients. These Cards serve 2 purposes:
- In case of illness it guides the doctor to avoid contraindicated drugs and in case of emergency blood group mentioned on the Card helps in choosing the blood for transfusion.
- Another important yet ignored purpose of the ID Card is matchmaking for the prospective couple.
Currently, several states including Gujrat, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Maharashtra etc. issue special colour coded cards to the sufferers of Sickle cell anaemia. In areas of high prevalence, the government after blood test distribute white ID cards to the normal people, half yellow ID cards to people with the trait (carriers) while full yellow cards to people with the disease.
Male & Female with their respective Card approach Genetic or marriage counsellor. The genetic of marriage can make a probability chart and explains the chances of transmission of Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassemia in their progeny.
Based on this they can make informed choices. To MARRY or not to MARRY. But, availability & affordability of marriage Genetic counsellor and lack of awareness can lead to a marriage of in eligible couple & thus leading to transmission of disease to the next generation. Drs. Nambison says “If we don’t address this challenge today this disease will keep transmitting in generations to come.”
BUT NOT ANYMORE!
A breakthrough patent-pending invention by researchers Dr.Nisanth Nambison and his wife Dr.Smita Nambison will help to eradicate Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassemia forever from this planet.
This seemingly simple yet powerful invention uses an ID Card that is completely different from the presently distributed Cards. These nambison GIP (Genetic Inheritance Prediction) cards bear genetic status code in a special colour coded bar form that is strategically placed with special windows on it.
In case they have mobile with internet, they can scan the QR code on the back to open a webapp and then input genetic status of male followed by genetic status of Female. Then push the match button to reveal the probability and they can also watch genetic counselling video explaining WHY? Replacing the need for the presence of the counsellor. (A match making will result in quick result, saving time. Visual representations are far more comprehensible than text and derivations.)
MARRY or not MARRY
Together we can eradicate this deadly disease. Drs. Nambison has taken up this as a mission to work closely with government, international health agencies and NGOs to root out these preventable genetically transmitted diseases. They say “Prevention is the key to eradication”
Notice: Before large scale use of nambison GIP card, please seek permission from Drs. Nambison write to [email protected]