Chandigarh

WORLD DIABETES DAY : UT HEALTH DEPTT TO AWARE PEOPLE

November 14, 2017 08:23 PM

50 police personnel and their family members above 30 yrs. were examined at the Screening camp and 10 no. of people were suspected with Diabetes, 13 were found to be hypertensive and 2 were suspected with both Diabetes and Hypertension. 2 were found to be overweight and 24 were found to be obese.

Chandigarh (Face2News)

World Diabetes day is celebrated every year on 14th November wherein awareness is generated regarding prevention of diabetes, its control, management and complications.Health department UT Chandigarh carried forward the torch of enlighting the residents about increase incidence of NCDs due to drastic changes in lifestyle.

 Chandigarh being a very progressive city, most of the residents are into fulltime occupations thereby making them susceptible for contracting NCDs or lifestyle diseases. The day was well celebrated by covering all the nooks and corners of the City Beautiful wherein all peripheral health facilities carried out screening of diabetes of people above 30 yrs. and pregnant ladies were also screened to rule out gestational diabetes. Health awareness and health promotion activities were also undertaken at most all Dispensaries under supervision of Medical officers. Health talks were also organised at almost all places, general public and patients were educated about diabetes. Interactive session was also held with general public which helped them to clarify their myths and doubts related to Diabetes.

Dr. G. Dewan, Director Health Services cum Mission Director assured provision of optimum preventive, diagnostic , curative and treatment services at all Dispensries even after culmination of
Another health cum screening camp was organised by Chandigarh Health Department in collaboration with Police hospital at Police hospital premises, Sector 26, Chandigarh today to mark World Diabetes day . This camp was organized specifically for police personnel and their families. Chief Guest was Mrs. Simerpreet Luthra, President Police wives Welfare Society.

Programme officer, National Programme for prevention and control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS), NHM, Chandigarh laid stress on rise in the number of cases of Diabetes in city beautiful and showed concern over changing pattern of lifestyle . An informative session was also held with Medical specialist from Government Multispecialty hospital, Sector -16, Chandigarh, wherein detailed discussion was held about Diabetes, its early signs and symptoms and importance of its timely detection and management. He also requested the gathering to adopt healthy lifestyle which in turn reduces chances of getting Diabetes and other NCDs. People should also have control over their health and should not be ignorant about early signs and symptoms of NCDs.

A magic show was also organised just to grab attention of general public.Various health related messages were disseminated like ill effects of alcohol, smoking and obesity.

50 no. of police personnel and their family members above 30 yrs. were examined at the Screening camp and 10 no. of people were suspected with Diabetes, 13 were found to be hypertensive and 2 were suspected with both Diabetes and Hypertension. 2 were found to be overweight and 24 were found to be obese.

Chandigarh Health department will roll out more health promotion and health awareness activities in collaboration with other government and non government sectors to make people aware of NCDs which are silent killers and affect more people at productive age group of life.

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