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Posted on Nov 15, 12:34PM | UNI
National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS) has been implemented in Mewat, Ambala, Kurukshetra and Yamunanagar districts of Haryana.
Stating this here today on the occasion of World Diabetes Day, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said the programme has been launched by Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in view of the increasing incidence of Non Communicable Diseases (NCD).
He said treatment facilities for diabetes were being provided at all district hospitals in the state. However, he urged people to take all preventive measures to safeguard against these ailments. A fortnight to focus on diabetes and heart diseases would be observed from December 16 to 31, he added.
Health Minister Rao Narender Singh said under this programme, people above 30 years of age were being screened for diabetes and hypertension by health workers in these districts.
In Haryana, over 5.50 lakh people have been screened for diabetes and hypertension. While, 22,782 people had been found suspected to be suffering from diabetes, 36891 were suspected to be the cases of hypertension.