Published On: Wed, Aug 12th, 2015

Govt to roll out programme to spread awareness about diabetes

New Delhi: With 67 million people suffering from diabetes in the country, government is set to roll out a preventive and promotive programme in six districts to spread awareness about the disease.

Dr Jagdish Prasad, Director General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Dr Jagdish Prasad, Director General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Around 200 Ayurvedic, Homeopathic and Allopathic doctors will be posted in each district to cater to a population of approximately 4000-5000 people giving them education on diabetes prevention and healthy lifestyle measures through schools and village communities.

“We have chosen six districts starting from Darjeeling to Gaya in Bihar, Kheri-UP, Bhilwara-Rajasthan, Krishna-Andhra Pradesh and Sunder Nagar-Gujrat. Around 200 doctors will be posted in each district. They are currently undergoing training and the programme is expected to be launched by the end of this month,” Dr Jagdish Prasad, Director General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said at 3rd National Non Communicable Disease Summit organised by CII.

“Our aim and objective is to focus on parameters like how we can convert a pre-diabetic person to a normal state and insulin to non-insulin overall,” he said.

PTI

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