CM launches Healthy Madhya Pradesh Initiative

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CM launches Healthy Madhya Pradesh Initiative

Monday, 17 June 2024 | Staff Reporter | BHOPAL

Health of Indore’ is the world’s largest preventive health care survey conducted in any single city. Now preventive health care tests will be conducted for the youth of Madhya Pradesh. Chief Minister Mohan Yadav, on Sunday, launched the Healthy Madhya Pradesh Initiative campaign. Under this campaign, preventive health tests will be conducted to protect the youth across the state from lifestyle-related diseases. If necessary, doctors’ consultation and guidance will be given to improve lifestyle.

In praise of the campaign, Chief Minister Dr. Mohan Yadav said that spiritual progress is possible only when one is healthy. Earlier, under the Health of Indore campaign, tests of 2.5 lakh people in the city were conducted, out of which about half the population may become victims of serious diseases. In this context, a program was held in the presence of the then Union Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya in January 2024 and the Minister had talked then about taking Indore’s preventive health care model across the country. Urban Administration Development Minister Shri Kailash Vijayvargiya, who was present in the program, praised the campaign and emphasized staying healthy.

Speaking on the occasion, MP Shri Shankar Lalwani said that to keep the youth of Madhya Pradesh healthy, preventive health care tests will be conducted across the state and the campaign is starting from Indore. Dr. Vineeta Kothari said that considering the results of the survey conducted in Indore, there is a need to take immediate action, especially on the health parameters of the youth. Therefore, now Healthy Madhya Pradesh Initiative has been launched. Out of 30 thousand of these 2.5 lakh people, every fourth youth was found to be pre-diabetic. Also, thyroid problem was found in 7.34 percent of youth. Creatinine level of about two percent of people was found to be high. More than 10 percent of the youth could be suffering from liver disease if their SGPT level is high. Cholesterol was high in 39.50 percent of people while blood pressure problem was found in 34 per cent of people. Also, body mass index i.e. BMI level was high in about 33 and a half percent of the youth and the problem of obesity was found in about 18 percent of the youth.

Senior Cancer Surgeon Dr. Arun Aggarwal explained why cancer cases among the youth were increasing due to lifestyle. The Health of Indore campaign was jointly run by Sansad Seva Sankalp, Central Lab, Red Cross Society, and the Indian Medical Association.

Water Resources Minister Shri Tulsiram Silavat, Mayor Shri Pushyamitra Bhargava, MLAs of Indore, members of the Mayor’s Council, corporators, senior citizens, and distinguished citizens of Indore were present in the program.

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