PIB - 28 July 2017
Non-Communicable DiseasesAs per the report by the World Economic forum and the Harvard School of Public Health published in November, 2014, India
stands to lose $4.58 trillion before 2030 due to Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and mental health conditions.
Initiatives by Government -
1. National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS) up to
2. Population-based Screening of common NCDs.
3. Tertiary Care for Cancer Centre (TCCC) Scheme.
4. 6 new AIIMS have been set up recently under Pradhan Mantri Swathya Suraksha Yojana(PMSSY).
BBBP SchemeBeti Bachao Beti Padhao programme of the Government is doing extremely well and has shown very encouraging results.In the first year of its launch, the BBBP scheme was taken up in 100 districts and at the end of the first year itself, 58 districts have shown an increasing trend in Sex Ratio at Birth (SRB).
In the second year, the scheme was taken up in 161 districts, out of which 104 districts have shown an increasing trend in Sex Ratio at Birth. Some of the districts which have performed very well include North District in Sikkim, Karnal, Cuddalore, Ghaziabad, Mansa, Rewari among others