In view of rising non-communicable diseases across the country, central government has stepped up efforts for fight against diabetes, obesity, hypertension and heart diseases. Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda launched a Mobile App on diabetes. Besides, the health ministry has also launched various magazines. The Health Minister launched the M-Diabetes initiative which harnesses the power and potential of the vastmobile telephony network. With a missed call to 011-22901701 the caller can get more information on Diabetes and how to prevent and manage it. One can also log on to www.mdiabetes.nhp.gov.in for more information.
Besides, the health ministry is also in talks with HRD ministry to impart health education to the children at school level.
The health ministry has also set a target of keeping these disease away from six districts during next two years.
Launching the campaign in New Delhi, Health Minister Nadda said that non-communicable diseases can only be overcome through mass awareness.