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(From Bernama The Malaysian National News Agency)
from BERNAMA, The Malaysian National News Agency KUALA LUMPUR, May 1 (Bernama) -- An expert on thalassaemia, an inherited blood disorder, has suggested mandatory pre-marital screening to prevent the disease which affects over 2,500 people in Malaysia
Prof A. Rahman A. Jamal, the advisor of the Federation of Malaysian Thalassaemia Societies (FTMS), said such screening in Cyprus and Greece, which accounted for the world's largest number of patients, had reduced the number of new patients by over 90 per cent
He said proactive steps to minimise the growth in the number of patients would reduce the huge …