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Workplace Health Initiative Identifies Thousands at Risk for Diabetes and Hypertension

To combat Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), the Health Department’s workplace-based screening initiative has identified a staggering 4,868 individuals with suspected symptoms of diabetes and hypertension. Through this initiative, a total of 78,119 individuals have been screened, with 5,108 already diagnosed with diabetes and hypertension.

Those flagged for potential NCDs have been advised to seek confirmation and medication from Primary Health Centres (PHCs). With an ambitious goal to eventually cover 35 lakh workers, the initiative emphasizes proactive health management, urging employers to coordinate screening camps on their premises. The initiative underscores the importance of regular health screenings, especially for women over 30, who are encouraged to undergo additional screenings for cancer cervix and breast cancer alongside diabetes and hypertension checks.