Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Wednesday has inaugurated a campaign on diabetes. Through this initiative, patients can get information and ways to prevent diabetes via a missed call.
One can also log on to www.mdiabetes.nhp.gov.in for more information.
On the occasion, Nadda also launched the guidelines for screening of diabetes, hypertension and common cancer.
‘New initiative launched by the Health Minister helps patients get information and ways to prevent diabetes via a missed call to 011-22901701.’
"I am sure that the guidelines shall help the programme managers in planning and implementing the screening at mass level," said Nadda.
Nadda was speaking at the inauguration of National Conference on Prevention and Control of Major Non-communicable Diseases in India.
AYUSH minister Shripad Yesso Naik was also present on the occasion.
The minister also launched training manuals for different levels of health workers who are engaged in non-communicable diseases (NCD) prevention and control, survey of risk factors for NCDs to generate prospective national level estimates.
Among other initiatives taken towards health improvement programmes, the ministry also launched the second round of Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) for systematically monitoring adult tobacco use and tracking key tobacco control indicators.