‘Most common non-communicable diseases in Manipur identified’

The authority concerned should hasten the screening of the targeted population which are more susceptible and get them enrolled at the NCD portal, said V Vumlunmang on World Health Day.


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Certain types of non-communicable diseases (NCD) most common in the state have been identified and the authority concerned should hasten the screening of the targeted population which are more susceptible and get them enrolled at the NCD portal, said Health and Family Welfare principal secretary V Vumlunmang on Wednesday.    

Diabetes, hypertension, oral cancer, breast cancer and cervix cancer have been identified as the most common non-communicable diseases (NCD) in the state, Vumlunmang said while speaking at the observance of World Health Day under the theme ‘Building Fairer and Healthier World for Everyone’.

The programme was organised by the Directorate of Health Services, Manipur at the auditorium of Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS).

Attending the function as the chief guest, he continued that various types of NCDs are increasing throughout the world. The authority concerned must speed up the process of screening and enrolment of persons affected by these diseases from the targeted group, he asserted, adding taking such initiatives would help to begin their treatment without any delay.

The state government has taken up various steps so that each and everyone could avail ‘fairer and healthier’ health care facilities, he said. There are around 206 health and wellness centres in the state where health service is being provided successfully. Besides, Chief Ministergi Haksel gi Tengbang (CMHT) and Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana is extending enormous support to economically down backward society, he added.

Vumlunmang further said that the authority concerned will take up appropriate activities and preparations so as to combat the second wave of COVID-19 if it arrives in the state.

As a part of the programme, National Quality Assurance Standards (NQAS) certificates issued by the union ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) were presented to selected hospitals. Also, Kayakalp award conferred by MoHFW was also presented to various community health centres, primary health centres and Health and Wellness Centre.

Director, directorate of health services Dr K Rajo; dean academy, JNIMS Dr T Rajen; additional director, directorate of Health Services Dr Khoirom Sasheekumar Mangang and state mission director, National Health Mission, Manipur Dr N Shyamjai also attended as president and guests of honour respectively.

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First Published:April 7, 2021, 11:24 p.m.

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