NPCDCS was launched with an aim to promote health and control diseases
Shripad Yesso Naik, Union Minster of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge) and Health & Family Welfare, recently launched the pilot project Integration of Homoeopathy/Yoga with National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases & Stroke (NPCDCS) in Krishna district’ at Gudivada near Amaravathi, Andhra Pradesh. The NPCDCS is a programme of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and its integration with AYUSH is one of the mandates of NPCDCS programme.
Naik said that the AYUSH System of medicine has a great potential to contribute towards improvement in the healthcare delivery system. Homoeopathy is the most accepted healthcare system after Modern medicine and Ayurveda medicine in our country, he added.
NPCDCS was launched with an aim to promote health and control diseases. Integration of AYUSH can act as a catalyst to operationalise its aims and objectives, Naik elaborated.
The AYUSH Minister also highlighted the importance of awareness generation among children and the youth in schools, colleges and other institutions for a long-term prevention of these diseases through education in initial years of life.
Also, present on the occasion were Kamineni Srinivas, Minister of Health and Medical Education, Government of Andhra Pradesh and Dr Raj K Manchanda, Director General, Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, senior officials of AYUSH both from Centre and state governments, experts and doctors.