Panaji, September 20, 2018 … The Directorate of Health Services, under the National Non- Communicable Disease Control Programme is launching the “Changing Diabetes Barometer (CDB) Programme” along with the Novo Nordisk Education Foundation on September 20, 2018 at 10.00am at Dinanath Mangueshkar Auditorium, Kala Academy, Panaji.
Minister for Health and Family Welfare Shri Vishwajit Rane said that “Unless we take proper care to create mass awareness about diabetes and it’s complications amongst common public and initiate proper treatment, it will pose a greater challenge to the individual, their family and society as a whole. A collaborative approach involving a Public-Private-Partnership is the need of the hour for prevention of diabetes through early detection, diagnosis and management. We are hopeful that with the rollout of the CDB programme, we will be able to ensure improved outcomes for people with diabetes through better access to quality care. Moreover, also raise awareness about diabetes and related risks in a large cross-section of society he added.
Under the programme, in phase one ,5 Community Diabetes Centres (CDCs) will be set up for testing and treatment of diabetes namely at Goa Medical College , North Goa District Hospital, South Goa District Hospital, Sub District Hospitals Ponda and Cottage Hospital Chicalim .At present, free insulin is provided at all the Government Hospitals. Trainings on the latest advancements in diabetes treatment will be provided to all the medical practitioners. Diabetes educators will be appointed for at-home counseling and guidance. ANM workers will be trained to make home visits for diabetes testing and relevant diabetes education, IEC material will be provided to all.
Diabetic Mellitus patients are requested to avail the benefits of the programme for their effective management & prognosis with lifestyle management, which will be provided at the identified Health Centers under Directorate of Health Centre and Goa Medical College.