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Thalassemia test to be mandatory before marriage, says Marriyum

ISLAMABAD: (May 9, 2017) Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has said that legislation for the prevention of Thalassemia has been done in the National Assembly.

While addressing to a ceremony in connection with World Thalassemia Day in Islamabad on Monday, Marriyum Aurangzeb said that  according to the legislation blood test for Thalassemia will be mandatory before marriage.

She said that a Thalassemia center has been set up in Islamabad under Pakistan Bait ul Mal. The information minister continued that similar centers are also being opened at the district levels.

Massive awareness media campaign will be launched for the prevention of lethal diseases, Marriyum added. She said all the private channels will also be included in the campaign as it is the responsibility of all of us to play due role in this regard.