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Srinagar, December 24
The Directorate of Health Services Kashmir (DHSK) revealed today that in the past year it has been active in identifying the diabetes cases among the vulnerable age groups through a regular campaign .
The DHSK said in a statement here today that a total of 1,08,505 people were screened this year in Kashmir Division till date and out of these 21.7% have been found to have hypertension and 10.42% were suspect diabetics. The subjects are screened for hypertension, raised blood sugar and history of tobacco use is also documented. Individuals with a high BP or raised blood sugar are referred to the nearest health facility where further diagnostics tests and specialist services are available.
“Populations across Kashmir Division were screened especially in far-flung and under privileged areas like Lolab, Ring Bala Machil, Divar, Waltengoo, Frisal, D.K Marg , Lammar ,Boat Man Colony Bemina, Central Jail Srinagar, Police Lines Kulgam, Gurez and Tanghdar,” the statement said.
As per the statement the campaign is being conducted and monitored by Division of Epidemiology and Public Health, Barzulla under the aegis of Directorate of Health Services Kashmir in collaboration with District Health Administrators and Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) Cells of respective districts.
Director Health Services, Kashmir Dr Saleem ur Rehman has valued the efforts of health officer/officials who have worked with commitment to organize screening camps across the Kashmir Division.
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