Dubai: The Ministry of Well being and Prevention has supplied premarital screening certificates accessible at 25 of its well being centres.
The service prolonged to each UAE residents and residents will guarantee a society that’s illness free. Folks could have a genetic screening certificates issued after the take a look at to point they’re freed from genetic, infectious or sexually transmitted ailments. The interval required for the end result of take a look at varies from three to 10 working days, whereas experiences are issued with a validity interval of three months, mentioned a well being ministry official.
Dr Aisha Suhail, Director of the Major Well being Care Division, identified that the well being ministry has launched an up to date information to premarital screening. She mentioned that the service consists of extremely confidential and correct medical and diagnostic testing inside a sure time period. Dr Suhail emphasised that the screening-related outcomes are dealt with with the utmost confidentiality.
The assessments embody an important genetic anaemia ailments, akin to beta-thalassaemia, haemoglobin variations, and sickle cell anaemia which is among the commonest hereditary haemolytic ailments, particularly within the Center East specifically attributable to consanguineous marriage.
Different assessments embody infectious ailments, akin to AIDS, hepatitis (B) and (C) and syphilis, German measles in girls, and CBC. A medical certificates shall be issued upon the completion of the required assessments.
How a premarital screening may also help
Premarital testing decreases congenital anomalies and might stop widespread inherited blood issues, akin to thalassaemia and sickle cell anaemia. It decreases and prevents the transmission of some sexually transmitted ailments and reduces mother-to-child transmissions of some infectious ailments that may result in congenital anomalies or psychological retardation, and typically to loss of life. Furthermore, it alleviates anxiousness, particularly if there’s a household historical past of sure genetic ailments or marriage between kin, in addition to decreases the monetary, bodily, and psychological burden on households by way of correct analysis and counselling.
Mitigation of well being and social burdens
Dr Hussein Abdel Rahman Al-Rand, Undersecretary of the Ministry’s Well being Assistant Sector, Well being Centres and Clinics, mentioned: “The service is obtainable to residents and residents of each sexes aged 18 and older, as a part of the ministry’s revolutionary and complete providers to safeguard society from genetic and infectious ailments and mitigate monetary and social burdens on the household, society, and well being establishments.”
AlRand underlined that the UAE was one of many first international locations which have paid nice consideration to constructing a wholesome household and society, a step which was acknowledged by the World Well being Organisation (WHO).
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