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Explain the salient features of National Policy of Rare disease 2021.How do you think it is a way forward in ensuring citizen’s well-being in the country?

Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.

3. Explain the salient features of National Policy of Rare disease 2021.How do you think it is a way forward in ensuring citizen’s well-being in the country? (250 words)

Reference:  The Hindu

Why the question:

The article talks about the National police of rare disease 2021.

Key Demand of the question:

Explain the salient features of National Policy of Rare disease 2021. And explain its utility.

Directive:

Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start with briefing of the recent notification of the National Policy for Rare Diseases 2021.

Body:

The answer body must have the following aspects covered:

Discuss its objectives –

  • To increase focus on indigenous research and local production of medicines.
  • To lower the cost of treatment of rare diseases.
  • To screen and detect rare diseases early at early stages, which will in turn help in their prevention.

Explain the major provisions of the policy.

Discuss in what way it helps and aids well-being of the public, quote examples.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way ahead.