Aizawl, April 7: As in other parts of the world, World Health Day was observed today in the Mizoram too. A programme was organized in Aizawl at Civil Hospital Auditorium where Dr. Eric Zomawia, State Nodal Officer, NCD through Powerpoint Presentation taught the gathering on the theme of World Health Day 2016 which was “Prevent from, take treatment, and beat diabetes”.
Dr. Eric Zomawia highlighted that way back in the 1980s, estimated 108 million were infected with diabetes and the number rose to around 422 million by 2014, causing the death of 1.8 million every year.
Dr. Eric taught the people that diabetes is not to be neglected as the disease targets the brain, blood vessel, kidney, and other vital organs of the body.
For the non-diabetic, it is advisable to walk more often, take regular exercise, and eat fruits and green vegetables, he said, adding that the diabetic people needs to take necessary steps without neglecting them so as to put the disease in control.
Dr. F. Lianhlira, Jt. Director (Planning) Directorate of Health Services who chaired the programme in the day asked the gathering to begin taking steps by now. The programme was concluded with a formal note of thanks from Dr. Rosangluaia, Medical Superintendent, Aizawl Civil Hospital.
Around 200 people availed the free-of-cost Diabetes and BP Check organised on the occasion of World Health Day at Civil Hospital Aizawl NDC Clinic.