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India has 63 million diabetics, second only to China

Nov 25, 2014    

New Delhi: India is home to 63 million diabetics, second only to China, government said today, addinga programme to contain its spread has been expanded all over the country.Health Minister JP Nadda told Rajya Sabha that campaign, National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS), has been extended to all the states."During the 11th Five Year Plan, the focus was on 100 districts in 21 states for prevention and control of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and stroke. In the 12th Five Year Plan, the programme has been expa...

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