Vice President M Hamid Ansari on Thursday said with the number of lifestyle diseases increasing, healthcare facilities should be strengthened to meet future demands of the country. "The facilities we have is sufficient for now, but not sufficient for future," Ansari said while dedicating the new HCG Curie-Abdur Razzaque Ansari Cancer Institute (C-ARACI) to the nation. He said there has been huge progress in healthcare in the country, but the increase in new diseases has also kept in tandem with the improving system. "There weren't too many diseases 50 years ago. But now there has been an increase (in diseases) following changing lifestyles and diagnosis of new diseases," he added. Ansari said development of the health sector was crucial in maintaining the happiness index. "A healthy person is a happy person. An ailing person, howsoever rich, is an unhappy person," Ansari said while lauding the contribution of non-governmental institutes like Ranchi's C-ARACI in developing health care facilities.Source: ANISRM << Britney Spears on Hunt for a New Partner Australia Reports First Drug-Resistant Swine Flu Case >> Recommended Reading Heart Attack- Lifestyle risks Heart attack is the death of the heart muscle due to loss of blood supply. Simple guidelines to avoid heart attack are listed. READ MORE Diet and High Blood Pressure High blood pressure or hypertension is defined as a blood pressure of above 140 mm Hg (systolic) and or 90mm Hg (diastolic). READ MORE Diabetes Risk Assessment Calculator Almost one-third of the people are unaware of the risk factors of diabetes. Find out if you run the risk of diabetes by using Diabetes Risk Assessment calculator. READ MORE Quiz on Obesity "We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are". - Adelle Davis There are thousands out there battling 'the bulge'. With childhood obesity on the rise ... READ MORE Awareness about Healthcare Insurance in India A basic awareness about Indian health insurance for any layman for quick reference presented in a crisp format. READ MORE Gardening and Horticultural Therapy for the Young and the Old Art of gardening can improve socializing and cognitive skills in children and elderly. As a therapy it benefits all, be it able or disabled, young or old. READ MORE Healthcare Insurance-Common Terms and Definitions The key to understanding health Insurance is to become an informed consumer by knowing its definitions, terms and conditions before you plan to buy it. READ MORE The Better Flour - Refined Or Whole Wheat Flour! Whole wheat flour is rapidly gaining exposure for its rich nutritional value and being considered healthy, as opposed to all-purpose flour, maida. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Hearing Loss Calculator Accident and Trauma Care Find a Doctor More News on: Awareness about Healthcare Insurance in IndiaHealthcare Insurance-Common Terms and DefinitionsGardening and Horticultural Therapy for the Young and the OldThe Better Flour - Refined Or Whole Wheat Flour!