Ankara Metropolitan Mayor Mansur Yavaş announced that the application process has started for the free Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) test support to be provided to newly married couples. Addressing the newly married couple will share his social media accounts through slow, "We have taken a first step to prevent the disease by performing in the capital SMA in Turkey. We will walk to healthy tomorrows together, ”he said. Newly married couples will be able to apply for a test via the address "https://forms.ankara.bel.tr/smatesti".
Ankara Metropolitan Municipality, which puts its signature on studies that prioritize public health by saying "my priority is human and human health" in the capital, announced that they will be given free Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) test support to newly married couples.
Ankara Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Mansur Yavaş announced that the test application process started with the protocol made with Başkent University on February 25 and the announcement made on social media accounts after the unanimous decision of the Metropolitan Municipality Council in April meeting.
APPLY FOR THE TEST ON THE INTERNET
Addressing the newly married couple, "We have taken a first step to prevent the disease by performing in the capital SMA in Turkey. Our application process has started for free SMA test support. Saying that we will walk to healthy tomorrows together, Yavaş shared the information that applications can be made via the address "https://forms.ankara.bel.tr/smatesti".
Within the scope of the protocol, the test fee of one of the couples who will marry in 2021 within the borders of the adjacent area for the purpose of diagnosing SMA disease will be paid by the Metropolitan Municipality. Couples who want to have a free SMA test at Başkent University in order to detect and treat SMA disease in advance; TR ID numbers, name and surname, mobile mobile numbers and marriage status document, and the application can be made by filling out the form on the internet address.
SMA CAN AVOID THE INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF PATIENTS
With the protocol signed by Metropolitan Mayor Mansur Yavaş and Başkent University Rector Ali Haberal in February, DNA screening against SMA disease in Ankara will be possible to detect possible gene changes in advance and to prevent the birth of patients who have recently increased.
Within the scope of the protocol where the Metropolitan Municipality will cover the test fee for healthy future generations, Başkent University will also provide free genetic examination and genetic counseling to couples with deletion in the genes as a result of screening primarily for male couples. Even if the couples who will marry will have their wedding in the district municipalities, they will be able to benefit from the service free of charge by submitting their documents to the Ankara Metropolitan Municipality.