Monsoon: BMC to train private doctors, launch campaign to spread awareness about NCD

A recent survey conducted by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) revealed that the prevalence of non-communicable diseases has increased in Mumbai. In order to spread awareness about the diseases, soon BMC will launch a campaign in the city. Also, to keep a tab on monsoon-related illnesses, BMC will train private doctors to identify the disease

Monsoon: BMC to train private doctors, launch campaign to spread awareness about NCD
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Soon, the BMC will launch a citywide campaign to spread awareness about non-communicable diseases. The diseases will include diabetes, hypertension, heart attack, cancer among others.

Also, BMC will impart training to the private doctors to identify the monsoon-related diseases.

BMC will launch the campaign on railway stations and bus depots across the city. 

The much-awaited monsoon will reach the city within a week’s time. Like every year, the city’s municipal corporation has swung into action and has started to spread awareness about waterborne and vector-borne diseases. But this year, along with monsoon-related diseases, BMC will spread awareness about non-communicable diseases as well.

Soon, BMC administration will launch a campaign to spread awareness about NCD and monsoon-related diseases in the city.

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Padmaja Keskar, Executive Health Officer, BMC, said, “Soon, the monsoon will set in Mumbai. During the rainy season, cases of leptospirosis, dengue, malaria, swine-flu will rise. So, BMC will soon start a campaign to raise awareness about these diseases across the city. With these diseases, BMC will spread awareness about the non-communicable diseases related to the lifestyle.”

An officer from the Health Department informed, along with spreading the awareness, BMC will also train private doctors to diagnose the diseases accurately. The BMC has trained over 1000 doctors from civic hospitals. The training of private practitioners will start from June 05.

Lifestyle diseases are spreading like an epidemic. Thousands of people are suffering from these diseases. So, to reach out to people, BMC has planned to launch this campaign.