National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS)
Operational guidelines of NPCDCS can be downloaded from the web site of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare http://www.mohfw.nic.in
Objectives of NPCDCS
1) 1.Health promotion through behaviour change with involvement of community, civil society, community based organizations, media etc.
2) 2.Opportunities screening at all levels in the health care delivery system from sub-centre and above for early detection of diabetes, hypertension and common cancers. Outreach camps are also envisaged.
3) 3.Prevent and control chronic common to Non Communicable Diseases (NCD), especially Cancer, Diabetes, CVDs and Stroke.
4) 4.Provide early diagnosis and management of common NCDs
5) 5.Build capacity at various levels of health care for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of common NCDs,
6) 6.Train human resource within the public health setup viz doctors, paramedics and nursing staff to cope with the increasing burden of NCDs, and
7) 7.Establish and develop capacity for palliative & rehabilitative care.
The activities at State, Districts, Community Health Centres (CHC) and Sub Centre level have been planned under the programme and will be closely monitored through NCD cell at state and district head quarter levels.
· In Haryana, NPCDCS is being implemented in district Ambala, Kurukshetra, Mewat, Sirsa & Yamuna Nagar.
· State NCD cell established in the O/o DGHS, Haryana.
· District NCD cell established in the O/o Civil Surgeon Ambala, Kurukshetra, Mewat, Sirsa & Yamuna Nagar.
· NCD cum Geriatric Clinic were established and made functional in these Civil Hospitals (CH).
· Under this programme, screening is being carried out for Diabetes, Hypertension and common cancers.
· Following days have been observed during 2015 for creating awareness among general public regarding NCDs:
World Cancer Day – 4th February
World No Tobacco Day – 24th March
World Hypertension Day - 17th May
World Heart Day - 29th September
National Cancer Awareness Day - 7th November
World Diabetes Day -14th November