Within the next few months, the Telangana government will launch a mass screening drive to diagnose people with hypertension and diabetes in all 33 districts. The State Health Minister, T Harish Rao, To detect hypertension and diabetes, Telangana govt to launch mass screening drive announced on the occasion of World Hypertension Day on Tuesday, that a total of Rs. 33 crore had been allocated for the screening drive and for identifying people with hypertension and diabetes.
He said that in the last few months, the field level workers in Telangana screened 90 lakh individuals, of which 13 lakh had hypertension, in a post-Covid-19 survey in Hyderabad conducted by the Cardiological Society of India (CSI), Telangana chapter and Gleneagles Global Hospitals.
It is clear that non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Telangana and across the country pose challenging challenges. To combat this, we have begun distributing special kits for patients suffering from NCDs, containing drugs for high blood pressure and diabetes. According to Harish Rao, individuals must adopt a healthier lifestyle and lead an active life to maintain control over these twin ailments.
What are non-communicable diseases?
The term non-communicable disease refers to medical conditions or illnesses that are not transmitted by infectious agents. A combination of genetic, physiological, environmental, and behavioural factors results in chronic diseases of long duration, slow progression, and long duration with slow progression.
Public health faces many challenges in the 21st century due to the high incidence of NCDs, not only in terms of the suffering they cause but also in terms of the harm they cause to the socio-economic development of the country. Around 41 million people worldwide die from NCDs each year (71% of global deaths), including 14 million who are aged 30 to 70 at the time of their deaths. Many of these premature deaths are preventable.
The World Health Organization (WHO) projects that the number of deaths from NCDs will reach 55 million by 2030 if no timely interventions are done to prevent and control NCDs.
A WHO report shows that nearly 5.8 million people in India die from NCDs (heart and lung diseases, strokes, cancer and diabetes) every year. This means that 1 in 4 Indians has a high risk of dying from an NCD before reaching the age of 70.
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