‘Change in lifestyle, unhealthy food habits main reasons for problems’

It was not the treatment or management of diabetes, but prevention that should be given centre-stage, said MLA J R Lobo.

Speaking at the World Health Day programme organised by the district administration, Zilla Panchayat, Department of Health and Family Welfare here on Thursday, he said that the change in lifestyle is one of the main reasons for diabetes. “The youth consume junk food instead of healthy food. There is a need to create an awareness on diabetes. Through awareness, polio, leprosy and other diseases have been checked,” he advised.

MLC Ivan D’Souza and Deputy Commissioner AB Ibrahim also spoke.

A handbill to prevent stress among students during examinations was released by District Legal Services Authority Member Secretary B Ganesh.

The Health Department also launched the Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) on the occasion.

Courtesy: Deccan Herald