Motorcycle-borne trained paramedic and nurse would be the first responders The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) launched a pilot project — Mission DELHI (Delhi Emergency Life Heart-Attack Initiative)
Hypertension (Blood Pressure)
Lifestyle-related diseases are now killing more Indians than the infectious ones. India’s disease pattern has undergone a major shift over the past decade, says the World Health Organisation (WHO).
The government will screen five crore people from across the country for hyper-tension and diabetes. Union minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said that these lifestyle diseases pose a huge health risk. Inaugurating a camp to screen slum-dwellers in Delhi for the lifestyle diseases, Mr Azad said,
<p>It was once associated with the rich and urban. Today, hypertension is fast spreading in rural India. This is a cause for concern because hypertension, if not checked, can lead to heart and kidney diseases. Healthcare facilities are already poor in villages, where nearly three-fourths of Indians live.