Manipur: Over 1.41 lakh people screened under CM’s Health for All programme

Imphal, June 07 2022: Under the Chief Minister’s Health for All programme which was launched on October 14, 2021, altogether 1,41,519 people of 613 villages have been screened so far.

Speaking to media persons at the State Ophthalmic Cell complex, Lamphelpat today, Health Director Dr K Rajo said that 54,896 people suspected to be suffering from hypertension were detected.

Out of them 13,077 have been confirmed to be suffering from hypertension while the remaining others are in the process of confirmation, Dr Rajo said.

Of all the people screened so far, 23,445 were found having high blood sugar level (above 140 ml/dL).

Out of them, 10,717 people have been confirmed to be suffering from diabetes.

Due process is on to confirm whether the remaining others are diabetic or not, he said.

Under the Chief Minister’s Health for All programme, people are screened and diagnose for 10 non-communicable diseases like hypertension, breast cancer, oral cancer, cervical cancer, stroke, diabetes, mental health, heart problems and kidney ailments.

The same initiative has been linked with 155 Health & Wellness Centres and 613 villages have been covered.

The screening programme has been completed in at 338 villagers out of the 613 villagers covered so far by the initiative.

Quoting the WHO report of 2015 and ICMR report of 2016, Dr Rajo said that 60 per cent of all the deaths in India are caused by non-communicable diseases.

As per the National Family Health Survey V, 2019-20, 26 per cent of the female population and 37 per cent of the male population suffer from high blood pressure, he said.

16 per cent of the State’s female population and 19 per cent of the male population are diabetic.

39 per cent of the State’s female population and 33 per cent of male population suffer from obesity, Dr Rajo said citing the National Family Health Survey report.

Under the Chief Minister’s Health for All programme, doctors, nurses and ASHAs go house to house, identify and diagnose people who suffer from non-communicable diseases.

They (doctors, nurses and ASHAs) also take the responsibility of coordinating with the concerned authorities to provide necessary medicines and benefits of health schemes to people suffering from non-communicable diseases, the Health Director said.

This special health programme is being implemented successfully by a private company under the National Health Mission and Directorate of Health Services, he claimed.

As most of the non-communicable diseases show symptoms only in advanced stages, they are known as ‘silent killers, the Director said before appealing to all the people to take advantage of the Chief Minister’s Health for All programme in order to detect all health problems, if there is any, in the initial stages.

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