Union Health Ministry has announced an ambitious “75/25” initiative- 75 million people with hypertension and diabetes to be put on Standard Care by 2025, through the Public Health Centre.
In all,40,000 Primary Health Care Medical Officers will be trained on Standard Treatment Workflow for NCDs to realize healthcare services closer to the community through the Shashakt Portal.
Toward this end, revised operational guidelines of the National Programme for Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases were issued with much wider coverage.
This indicates the government’s resolve to address NCDs by allocating resources, capacity enhancement, mobilisation and multi-sectoral collaboration, says Dr V K Paul, a paediatrician and physician-scientist currently serving as Member, NITI Aayog.
“Inter-sectoral efforts and collaboration of public and private sectors needed to address the growing burden of NCDs in the country”, says Health Secretary.
Indian Government’s ambitious target of reaching 75 million people with Hypertension under standard care in primary healthcare by 2025 is the largest cover of NCDs in the world for primary healthcare, says Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.