District Collector assures cataract-free district
The number of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, mouth cancer, and cervical cancer is on the rise in the district. These diseases are chronic diseases. Taking measures to prevent this, the district collector Dr. Vipin Itankar has ordered the compulsory screening of people over the age of 30 for this diseases. In addition to non-communicable diseases, cataract screening will also be conducted.
Cancer is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the world. According to a research conducted by representatives of the World Organization in 2012, there are 14 lakh new cancer patients, 82 lakh cancer deaths and 326 lakh cancer sufferers in the world.
The number of new cancer patients in India each year is 4.7 lakh, and the number of cancer deaths is 3.5 lakh. Breast cancer accounts for 14.3 percent of all cancers in women in India and Cervical cancer (12.1%) is the second most common cancer. Also, oral cancer is 7.2 percent of all cancers. In India, hypertension is 25 percent of the population and diabetes is 8 to 9 percent.
The cooperation of the citizens has also led to the successful control of infectious diseases such as winter fever and leprosy in the country. However, new challenges are emerging in the healthcare sector. People in the society suffer from diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, leprosy, cancer, asthma, respiratory diseases, heart diseases, kidney diseases, mental diseases, and injuries caused by accidents.
In Nagpur district, 3 lakh 30 thousand 559 people over 30 years of age have been prescreened so far. Among them were 29 thousand 48 patients with high blood pressure, 10 thousand 821 patients with diabetes, 245 patients with oral cancer, 35 patients with breast cancer, and 45 patients with cervical cancer. There are also 4.6 million cataract patients in India, and the incidence of cataract is on the rise.
Non-communicable diseases occur during critical periods of human life. This is a matter of danger and premature death also occurs. A person of any age can get this disease, the chances of these diseases are higher in old age.
Taking into account the amount of cataracts and to make Nagpur district free of cataracts, District Collector Vipin Itankar has passed an order that all citizens above 30 years of age have been requested to undergo non-communicable disease re-examination. Chief Executive Officer Yogesh Kumbhejkar, District Surgeon Dr. Madhuri Thorat and District Health Officer Dr. Deepak Selokar are in-charge of this project.