Kolkata: An appeal was made today to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for government support and subsidy to treat Lysosomal Storage Disorders (LSDs), rare genetic diseases mostly affecting children. The appeal was made by the LSD Support Society at a press conference here to spread public awareness about the rare genetic disorder and its impact on the life of patients and their families. LSD, found in about one in every 5,000 live births, comprise around 45 rare genetic disorders occurring due to deficiency of specific enzymes in special compartments of body cells.
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