Newdelhi:13/11/17;Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh has emphasized that the message in the years to come for the World, especially for India should be prevention of diabetes in youth. He said this on the eve of World Diabetes Day, while addressing a function organized here today. He emphasised that youth energy of the country should be channelized in healthy and constructive activities.
Dr. Jitendra Singh mentioned that ‘India is the diabetes capital of the World’ because of its incidence in terms of sheer numbers affected by diabetes. He explained that diabetes affects the youth in multiple ways in the form of their effective healthy life span and economic ramification of their future health. He said that there should be a national cause of building nation of healthy youth, free of communicable and non-communicable diseases with optimal utilization of their potential.
Dr. Jitendra Singh said as a professional and activist in this sphere, he said that every 3 or 4 people of the country’s population are affected by diabetes. He mentioned that on the eve of the World Diabetes Day, there should be a unified resolve to encourage healthy life style among youth by ensuring proper social, cultural, medical and physical activities. He exhorted the participation of all sections of society to address the root cause of diabetes, where the genesis of diabetes and factors for its cause emanate. He said that youth should be sensitized about the healthy eating habits and to avoid junk processed food.
On the occasion, Dr. Jitendra Singh launched a ‘Mobile Van’ with an objective of diabetes control and prevention. He also participated in an awareness walk in the diabetes awareness centre equipped with latest technological apparatus for detection, testing, prevention and control of diabetes.