SRINAGAR: Deputy Commissioner Budgam Mohammad Harun Malik on Wednesday inaugurated a day-long awareness-cum -screening camp about National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, CVDs and Strokes at DC office Budgam.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Mohammad Farooq Dar, Chief Medical Officer Dr GM Dar Medical Superintendent District Hospital Budgam Dr Deeba also attended the programme.
On the occasion, District NCD Cell Budgam held a free medical camp, where doctors checked scores of patients and provided free medicines to them.
CMO Budgam, Dr GM Dar said that the programme has been recently started in the district. He said there are two cells, one working at district hospital Budgam and another at Sub-District hospital Chadoora with requisite staff under this programme.
CMO said that the aim of the today’s awareness camp is to spread awareness and screening of people regarding non-communicable and old age diseases, so that people can change their lifestyle and the elements of BP, diabetes and CVDs and are diagnosed and rechecked to be treated earliest to decrease the death due to these diseases.
He said that such programmes would be organized in every part of the district to take the campaign and related health services to people at their doorsteps.