BY TC News Desk
Agartala, March 25. Chief Minister Prof Dr Manik Saha on Saturday said that diabetes is a silent killer disease and to save from this disease, public awareness should be increased which is also very necessary to change people’s lifestyle.
While inaugurating the first annual meeting of North-Eastern Diabetes Society, Tripura Chapter at Rabindra Satabarshiki Bhavan here on Saturday.
In the opening ceremony of this two-day meeting, the Chief Minister said that diabetes is a disease that needs proper treatment. Currently, as health science has improved, it is possible to prevent this disease. Through the advancement of science, many methods have been discovered to protect people from diabetes.
The Chief Minister said that diabetes is a disease that can make various parts of the human body useless. So everyone should be aware of the symptoms of diabetes. Along with building a worry-free life, people should give importance to regular exercise, yoga, and walking. The central minister said that the number of diabetes patients in the state is continuously increasing. The state government is working seriously to provide treatment services for diabetes related diseases in various health centers of the state. One of the goals of the government is to provide health services to the last segment of the society.
The Chief Minister expressed hope that the knowledge of the doctors of the state will increase and the people of the state will benefit from this conference organized on the issues related to diabetes.
In the speech of the guest of honour, the Secretary of the Department of Health Dr Debashish Basu said, Health Department is working responsibly in providing diabetes treatment. Work is underway to convert every Primary Health Center into Health and Wellness Center in the state. These health centers also have facilities for dispensing 56 medicines for various diseases including diabetes.
The senior member of the North-Eastern Diabetes Society in Guwahati Dr Pranab Kumar Biswas said that the number of diabetic patients is increasing in the North Eastern states. Everyone should work together to make people aware about this diabetes disease. The North-Eastern Diabetes Society was formed in 1995 with the aim of making the people of the North-Eastern region aware of diabetes. Apart from public awareness programs, this organization also organizes workshops related to diabetes. Dr Mukut Roy, Dr Pradeep Bhowmik and Dr Monirul Islam also spoke on the occasion. Five senior members of North-Eastern Diabetes Society, Tripura Chapter were felicitated on the occasion. The Chief Minister presented them with souvenirs as a welcome gift.