RED ALERT: Diabetes, hypertension cases double in one year

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Similarly, the number of persons diagnosed with hypertension increased from 16.9 lakh in 2016 to 36.5 lakh in 2017, a jump of nearly 116%. Experts said the higher number of cases shows both increase in awareness as well as disease burden.
Data from the massive screening exercise, used by the National Health Profile (NHP), 2018, showed incidence of diabetes increasing by 128% to more than 30 lakh cases during 2017, as compared 13.2 lakh diagnosed in 2016.

enter Diabetes and hypertension cases diagnosed under the government’s national screening programme have more than doubled in a single year, with more number of people visiting staterun clinics for screening of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in 2017. Full Story