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'PPP strategy must to fight India's NCD challenges'

IANS  |  New Delhi 

must rely on public-private partnership to address the challenges posed by (NCDs) which now affect a large section of the country's population -- both young and old, of State for Development of North Eastern Region Singh said here on Friday.

account for 61 per cent of deaths in each year, according to the Global Burden of Diseases Report, 2016. They constitute a major public challenge, impacting both the social and economic development of the country with substantial human costs.

"We cannot move ahead without public-private partnership," Singh said while addressing third national-level consultation event on organised jointly by Project Hope, a global organisation, and major Pvt. Ltd.

The aim of this consultation was to address implementation challenges in controlling and prioritise actions for effective implementation.

"The subject of marks the march of India from one era of spectrum to another era. Currently, NCDs in India are facing challenges in terms of economic, social, cultural and lifestyle aspects," Singh said.

"The present government is very sensitive to the economic and lifestyle aspects and the Ayushman Bharat programme announced by the government will benefit 10 crore families with a of Rs 5 Lakh each," he added.

"The government has also started the process of setting up wellness clinics all over the country and free unit in each of the hospitals, especially at district level," the minister, whoc is also a diabetologist, said.

While highlighting the constraints faced by the rural population in accessing healthcare facilities, Singh said that "in India, the urban patient is over-treated, while the rural patient in under-treated."

He said that India needs to create a synergy between different such as ayurveda, allopathy and to prevent these options from "overlapping each other".

"If you are able to create the synergy among the different options, then that would create the real hope," Singh said.

"is working in partnership with government and key stakeholders to respond to the growing burden of NCDs in India," said Laxmikant Palo, -- Asia/Country Director-India,



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First Published: Fri, May 11 2018. 20:54 IST