Integration of Unani Medicine with 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.
Under this programme, Lifestyle Clinics were set up at each of the one at District Hospital & 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, 1, 89,684 patients were screened. A total number 1,18,176 patients were treated with Unani medicine for different aliments, of them, 2,048 individuals were enrolled in high risk group of Diabetes Mellitus and 3,210 as diseased, whereas 2,610 were enrolled in high risk group of Hypertension and 4,576 as diseased patients. Similarly, 63 persons were enrolled in high risk group of Hyperlipidaemia and 47 as diseased. Besides, 696 health camps were organized that benefitted 15,119 individuals through health screening, awareness lectures and distribution of disease specific health literature. A total number of 80,755 person attended the Yoga class