Down’s syndrome in india statistics?

When it comes to disabilities, Down’s syndrome is one that has always been a topic of discussion. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 1 in every 1,000 babies worldwide are born with this genetic condition. Of course, we all know that knowing numbers isn’t everyone’s cup of tea so let us take you down a comical memory lane as we explore some funny facts and statistics surrounding Down’s syndrome in India.

Twenty-two pairs or twenty-one; what difference does it make?

The first question that people ask when they hear about Down’s syndrome is how common it really is? In India, up until recently the answer was anyone’s guess! The government had not conducted any census or research on special needs which sure sounds like going blank during exams after many days of preparation!

But hold your horses folks; things have changed now. Thanks to the efforts made by certain non-governmental organizations (NGOs) who came forward for surveys and educating people from rural areas believing “Education empowers better decisions“.

So finally through these surveys/people aware literature programs/”door-to-door” concept speech campaigns and if-you-didn’t-know-let-me-tell-you-that-this-article-is-about-it format ones:

As per WHO Outcomes:

  • Around 25 % parents opt for “post-natal diagnostic tests”.
  • Eleven Indian states till date ​do ​not provide services under Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram(RBSK).
  • New diagnostics tools involve various options ranging from amniocentesis testing(which just involves risking motherhood!) for detection at fetal level.
  • Earlier diagnosis means earlier therapy intervention leading to increased self-reliance among patients or Caretaker families.

These can be mini thumbs of enlightenment among countless ignorant categories ,why not? #Knowledgeispower.

The waiting game

Another aspect that has always been a topic of discussion is how long it takes to diagnose someone with Down’s syndrome. Unfortunately, in India, most cases of Down’s Syndrome are not diagnosed until the child starts having developmental delays or attends schools providing for children with special needs.

The delay further affects the growth/learning curve which reminds me – why does everyone depend on astrologers when you can go “check yo genetic charts?” I mean have you forgotten what Bollywood movies taught us – “happpening hain …lekin wait karo ke climax tak”, Why should we wait? Alright! This one might be stretching but hear me out.” Early diagnosis is key“. A tip : Check out and start conversations regarding prenatal screening protocols as they allow families to make more informed choices about their babies’ health rather than later reparative surgeries which directly means pay monthly EMIs throughout life stage maybe!

Geography lessons anyone?

As per these surveys (refer back if lost) carried out around 28000+ patients were analyzed across twenty states in India till date and Mumbai turning up showing highest number recorded among metros followed by Bengaluru,Haryana etc.

But don’t worry this journey isn’t just looking at statistics there are many awareness programmes educating rural areas/promoting work from home strategy via generating livelihood opportunities from caretaking field like – Nutrition chart maintenance recipes / adaptive learning start ups working wonders who provide support services (for e.g. my brother works as provider for such websites sending grocery items of different nutrition requirements according age groups )🥳

So where geographic boundaries seem unfavourable to reach exact figures yet spreading possible aid through online platforms looks really comforting.

See-sawing progress

India has seen quite an evolution when it comes to dealing with special needs individuals. It all started in 1957 when the first visible institution came into being under Vikram Sarabhai, with New Delhi following suit in 1966. However, things were still unstructured until plans to form the National Institute of Handicapped Research came into being around 1973 which now has its giant wheels rolling over today among numerous dedicated teams across healthcare department.

Let’s talk numbers

While we know that there is no cure for Down’s syndrome, early intervention can make a huge difference in the quality of life for individuals affected by this condition. So let us dig deeper as we see some amusing yet mind-boggling facts:

Number Games!

  • A recent survey suggests an estimated 2 million people living with Down’s Syndrome worldwide.
  • Over 6500 Yearly cases diagnosed so far!
  • Approximate Diagnostic Waiting time(in GOVERNMENT set ups) STILL takes upto a year💀!. Keeping our fingers crossed 🤞🏻 maybe virtual consultations lead to streamlining facilities.

Let us just be helpful and say it out loud please do not choose astrological predictions/”Paranormal gurus” (people still consider them?) or stories from Aunties/ cab drivers about post-marital tips when you can actually visit hospitals/clinics with professional interns keeping latest technological means at your grasp .

But chillax too much data/tension might affect mental health. We are all going crazy already while dealing COVID-MISINFORMATION thread funnily rotating in circles creates chaos than benefits.

Reiterating government increasing efforts towards care services needed should definitely make families feel valued also generating more initiatives on creating easy navigable online websites catering needs would be supercalifragilisticexpialidocious move ahead!

Not finding humour?

In conclusion folks we understand talking numbers/medical terms sometimes feels tiring but Uncertainty looms. It surely leads away from comfort zones like jokes and laughter games replacing old traumas/surviving through new does help. We hope we could provide you with a pinch of sprightly perspective and humor—especially in these times when needed.

Life, after all is mostly driven by uncertainties or as Kipling puts it: “If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same.”

So, be it Down’s syndrome or any other disability – let us accept individuality positively always strive to remain informed, stand up for people still hidden behind societal judgements clutches . Because isn’t that what diversity means? And not every day there are articles written in comic mode! 😉

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