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Diabetes spreading rapidly: DG health.

LAHORE -- Director General Health Services, Dr Munir Ahmed has said that diabetes is spreading rapidly in Pakistan.

He said that around 26 percent of people in the country were suffering from the disease.

He said that Diabetes may cause cardiac attack, dysfunctional, kidney diseases, and Dysfunctional of infected body Parts.

It was very important for the general public to get aware from diabetes, he added.

Dr Munir said that Diabetes is a curable disease which could be overcome by changing lifestyle, taking balanced diet and daily exercise.

Director General Health Services, Dr. Munir Ahmed expressed this views while taking to the media during awareness walk in connection to world diabetes day on Wednesday.

Awareness walk started from office of Directorate General Health Cooper Road and finished at Forest Office. Director Health Services Dr Haroon jahangir, Programme Manager, Prevention and control of non-communicable disease (NCD) Dr Farooq Manzoor, Deputy Program Manager Dr Sabeen, Dr Ahmed Nadeem, Dr Nazir, Dr Azhar Saleemi, Dr Khalid Mahmood, Dr Mohammad Hussein Naqvi and Rao Alamgir participated in walk.

On this occasion, Dr Munir Ahmed said that free of cost facility of screening and test of Diabetes was available in all Tehsil and District Hospital of Punjab under Prevention and control of Non Communicable disease (NCD) programme.

Talking to media, Program Manager (NCD) Dr Farooq Manzoor said that diabetic patients should regularly visit their doctors.

He said that seminars and awareness in all districts had been organized on World Diabetes Day.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Nov 15, 2018
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