From NHM to NPCDCS: Epidemiological Transition and Need for a National Program for Diabetes in India
Sunil Kumar Raina*
Department of Community Medicine, Dr. RP Government Medical College, India
- Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Sunil Kumar Raina
Dr. RP Government Medical College and Member Governing Council IAPSM (2011-12 and 2013-14), India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: May 09, 2016; Accepted date: June 10, 2016; Published date: June 16, 2016
Citation: Raina SK (2016) From NHM to NPCDCS: Epidemiological Transition and Need for a National Program for Diabetes in India. J Metabolic Synd 5:204. doi:10.4172/2167-0943.1000204
Copyright: © 2016 Raina SK. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
It is time we understand the need for disease/s specific programs and not just theoretical frameworks like the National Health Mission (NHM) or National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke, through mixing of programs. Off course, each of these programs can benefit from the strengths of other programs, for example, a program on diabetes can benefit from a fully operational Integrated disease surveillance program (IDSP) or vice versa. A disease specific program is also important because the numbers which diseases like Diabetes or Cardiovascular diseases throw up individually is huge. Importantly these diseases are and will continue to be major contributors of mortality.