Health kundali on its way

New Delhi, July 26 | Updated: Jul 27 2006, 05:30am hrs
Next time when you think of placing your candidature on matrimonial sites get some tests done beforehand, for they might ask for your HIV status. The countrys largest pathology laboratory network, SRL Ranbaxy, is in talks with matrimonial websites to incorporate their health kundali (horoscope) which recommends a pre-marital diagnostic package for healthier marriages.

The first of its kind package was recently launched to ensure that the prospective partners know about each other's health status and prevent diseases from sneaking into their offsprings, SRL Ranbaxy CEO JS Puri told FE.

The idea is not to break the marriage but to take necessary precautions so that the ailments are not passed. The Kundali tests include blood group and Rh factor, thalassemia trait detection, Hepatitis B, HIV and syphilis. It is a comprehensive package comprising a set of tests to ensure complete health compatibility between a couple by minimising the chances of any later rude shocks that could have been treated in advance.