March 10, 2017
Ratna De Nag asks a Supplementary Question on chronic diseases
Thank you, Madam. Public health is not in good shape. We see multifarious health issues being faced by us, be it diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, renal disease, malnutrition. Added to that, major allocation of budget for health is disturbing.
According to the statement laid by the Hon’ble Minister, according to the report of National Commission on Macroeconomics and Health, there were 380 lakh cases of cardiovascular diseases in the year 2005. And these were estimated to rise to 641 lakh cases in year 2015. This is a high time to go ahead with a new disease study control on chronic diseases. Madam, Hon’ble Minister has proposed to set up 30 branches of the national center for disease control in all the states with an outlet of 367 crore.
I would like to ask the Hon’ble Minister through you madam, how many branches of national center for disease control have been set up till now and is there any branch already set up in west Bengal which also addressed to chronic disease.
Thank You, Madam.