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INTEGRATION OF UNANI MEDICINE IN NPCDCS

 

The CCRUM, under the aegis of the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, launched a pilot project for integration of Unani Medicine in National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases & Stroke (NPCDCS) at Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh. With the objective to ensure prevention and early diagnosis of lifestyle diseases, reduce complications and drug dependency, and supplement NPCDCS in preservation and promotion of health, the CCRUM started this project through its Central Research Institute of Unani Medicine, Lucknow at 17 Community Health Centres (CHCs), 54 Primary Health Centres (PHCs) and NPCDCS Cell at District Hospital of Lakhimpur Kheri. The project was launched on 1 June 2016 by Shri Shripad Yesso Naik, Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India.

 

Under this programme, a Lifestyle Clinic was set up at each of the 17 CHCs where after due screening healthy individuals are educated about preventive measures and healthy lifestyle and high risk individuals are offered diet therapy, regimen therapy and Yoga therapy, whereas the diseased people are provided Unani medicinal treatment along with the above therapies. Besides, all the 54 PHCs in the district are covered through health camps for screening, health awareness and propagation of healthy lifestyle. The visitors suffering from any disease covered under the programme are referred to the Lifestyle Clinic for proper treatment.

 

During the reporting period, 39,698 patients were registered and treated with Unani medicines. The number of OPD attendance including 24,343 follow-ups reached 64,041. Of them, 1467 individuals were enrolled in high risk group of Diabetes Mellitus and 5,564 as diseased, whereas 2,294 were enrolled in high risk group of Hypertension and 5,817 as patients. Similarly, 620 persons were enrolled in high risk group of Hyperlipidaemia and 89 in the diseased group. Besides, 428 health camps were organized that benefitted 6,811 individuals through health screening, awareness lectures and distribution of disease specific health literature.


Central Council for Research Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India
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