Bhubaneswar, Jan 22
Government of Odisha on Wednesday signed two MoUs – one each with Kanungo Institute of Diabetes Specialities (KIDS) and Novo Nordisk Education Foundation (NNEF) – in a bid to roll out a comprehensive diabetes control programme, which will provide quality diabetes care to people at affordable price by opening diabetes care centres (DCCs) in 30 district headquarters of the state.
The MoUs were signed by Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra, Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, Melvin Oscar D’Souza, Managing Trustee, NNEF and Dr. Alok Kanungo, Chairman, KIDS, Bhubaneswar, in the presence of Dr. Damodar Rout, Minister Health and Family Welfare & MSME here on Wednesday.
The scheme christened“Changing Diabetes Barometer” (CDB) will be rolled out in the districts of Jagatsinghpur, Khurda, Nuapada and Bolangir by NNEF in the first phase before being extended to other districts of the state.
KIDS will provide quality diabetes care by opening Diabetes Care Centres in 30 districts headquarters of the state. NNEF will subsequently extend its service to other districts of the state.
“The District Diabetes Care centres by KIDS at district head quarters will provide comprehensive services to people with diabetes to referred cases in affordable price,” said Rout.
Already a National Programme for Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular diseases and stroke (NPCDCS) is running in the remote districts of the state to curb such menace. The programme has been launched in Nuapada, Bolangir, Malkangiri, Koraput and Nabarangapur districts since 2011-12.
Massive screening of general population for blood sugar and hypertension has been launched in these districts. 28 lakhs people have already been screened and more than 1.5 lakh persons with high blood sugar have been detected.
In India about 63 million people are suffering from diabetes, 9-12% in rural area and 12-15% in urban area. The diabetes population in the country almost accounts for 20% of the world’s burden, next to China. Above 382 million people globally are exposed to diabetes, which might be doubled by 2030 if proper intervention would not be made, a statistic reveals.