PCOS, metabolic disorders overstretch India’s healthcare system: Dr Swaminathan
SRINAGAR: Dr Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist, World Health Organization (WHO) has said the Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Metabolic Syndrome and related disorders have started weighing down the healthcare system in India and it needs immediate and focussed attention at the appropriate levels.
“A well-designed and concerted approach is needed to identify the knowledge gaps and launch innovative programmes and policies to tackle PCOS and related disorders,” Dr Swaminathan said while addressing, through virtual mode, the 4th Annual Conference of Metabolic Syndrome, Pre-Diabetes & PCOS (MP-PCOS) Society.
The two-day conference, with the theme – “Metabolic Syndrome, Obesity, Ovarian Dysfunction and Diabetes” – was jointly organized by Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura and MP-PCOS Society.
Dr Swaminathan, who was the Chief Guest at the Conference, called for extensive research on PCOS to explore its aetiology and modifiable & non-modifiable risk factors to debunk the root causes of this disorder and reduce the economic and healthcare burden of cardiovascular diseases and other associated co-morbidities of PCOS.
She hailed the organizers for organizing such an informative and resourceful event on an emerging health challenge.
The conference had brought together renowned clinicians, gynaecologists, endocrinologists, dermatologists, psychiatrists, diet experts, researchers and scientists from all across the country virtually under one roof to deliberate on the growing epidemic of PCOS and related disorders including metabolic syndrome, diabetes, obesity and endocrine disorders during pregnancy, particularly in the Indian context.
The flagship conference was attended by around 300 delegates, six international speakers and more than 70 national experts who shared their views, expertise and latest research, innovation and discoveries in the field of PCOS and related disorders.