THE MUNICIPAL CORPORATION OF GREATER MUMBAI HAS PARTNERED WITH ORGANISATIONS LIKE BHAMLA FOUNDATION, ASIAN HEART INSTITUTE, BOSTON SCIENTIFIC, NURTURE HEALTH SOLUTIONS AND PFCD TO FIGHT AGAINST CHRONIC DISEASES. IT IS OUR ENDEVOUR THROUGH THIS FORUM TO SHARE INFORMATION RELATED TO HEALTHY EATING AND LIVING TO PREVENT AND MANAGE CHRONIC CONDITIONS LIKE DIABETES, HYPERTENSION, CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE, CHRONIC RESPIRATORY DISEASE AND CANCER.
As per the report of World Health organisation (WHO)2014, 53% of all deaths in India were due to Non Communicable Diseases (NCD). According to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) India is home to 69 million diabetics, 2nd in the world after China and this number is expected to cross 100 million by 2030 which is a serious alarm. Co morbidities like hypertension increases risk of Complications like heart and kidney diseases and not only affect individuals in their most productive years of life but its treatment can cost a huge catastrophic amount to the families.
Unhealthy eating habits, Lack of exercise, Smoking, Alcohol, stress along with Poor health seeking behaviour puts Individuals at high risk for non-communicable diseases. According to WHO Global action plan if these risk factors are addressed by changing lifestyle it can reduce NCD related premature deaths by 50%. Evidences around the world shows actions on lifestyle changes brings results but though it seems simple it is most neglected aspect in one’s life.
Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) started NCD control programme in November 2011 under which diagnosis, treatment and referral services are available for Diabetes and Hypertension in all MCGM dispensaries and hospitals. Till now over 1,10,000 patients are tested for Diabetes in dispensaries and over 22,000 patients are newly detected. Approximately, 15,000 patients are regularly taking treatment in these dispensaries. In addition, over 1,80,000 beneficiaries are screened in community camps.
Considering the need for creating awareness, we have created a short film starring Akshay Kumar where he is seen motivating citizens to adopt healthy eating habits, exercise and regular check-ups.
The video highlights simple tips which can be easily followed by citizens in daily routine. This website will be a continuous forum wherein variety of information related to healthy living will be updated.