A workshop on ‘Non-Communicable Diseases’ (NCD) activities to control hypertension and diabetes on Tuesday was held with health workers whichorganised by the National Heart Foundation at the Pabna Civil Surgeon’s officeconference room of nine upazilas of the district in Pabna.
National Heart Foundation Hypertension Control Programme Project manager Dr. Shamim Zubayeer, national heart foundation divisional programme officer Ehsanul Amin Imon, surveillance medical officer Dr. Al Amin Sarkar, Pabna district field monitoring Abul Kalam Azad and others spoke in the workshop which Pabna civil surgeon Dr. Shahidullah Dewan presided over the workshop.
Specialist doctors analyzed the data and said that the death march is increasing across the country due to uncontrolled high blood pressure and diabetes in the workshop.
Especially in Bangladesh, 70 percent of deaths occur due to various non-communicable diseases including high blood pressure and diabetes, which include heart disease, stroke, and 34 percent of deaths due to CVD. On the other hand, all these non-communicable diseases are responsible for 19 percent of premature deaths. That is why the government has started NCD corner in upazila hospital to improve this situation and free treatment and medicines are being provided to the registered high blood pressure and diabetes patients from there.
The speakers also presented the information about receiving services from NCD corner by detecting high blood pressure and diabetes from community clinic to all age groups. Health and family planning officers of nine upazilas of the district and journalist were present in the workshop.