National Programme for Prevention & Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases & Stroke

Government of Tamil Nadu have already initiated World Bank supported the activities for prevention and control of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) like diabetes, HT, Cancer Cervix and Cancer Breast where in it is proposed to supplement the state’s efforts by providing technical and financial support through NPCDCS/NPHCE Government of India started National Program for Prevention and Control of Cancer, diabetes, Cardio Vascular diseases and stroke (NPCDCS) and National programme for health care for elderly (NPHCE).

The NPCDCS aims at integration of NCD interventions in the NRHM framework for optimization of scarce resources and provision of seamless services to the end customer / patients as also for ensuring long term sustainability of interventions. Thus, the institutionalization of NPCDCS at district level within the District Health Society, sharing administrative and financial structure of NRHM becomes a crucial programme strategy for NPCDCS. The NCD cell at District will ensure implementation and supervision of the programme activities related to health promotion, early diagnosis, treatment and referral, and further facilitates partnership with laboratories for early diagnosis including the monitoring of NPHCE.

Goals

  • To improve the health outcomes of the people of Tamil Nadu especially the poor and disadvantaged by strengthening Health Systems.

  • To reduce the morbidity and mortality due to Non Communicable Diseases through Opportunistic screening, treatment and follow up of individuals reporting at Government health facilities in Tamil Nadu.

  • Availability of NCD Clinic with facilities for screening in all Government Health Facilities.

  • Provision of screening services for men aged 30 years and above for Hypertension and Diabetes Mellitus.

  • Screening of women aged 30 years and above for Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus, Cervical and Breast Cancers.

  • Referral for Confirmatory tests or for further evaluation.

  • Referral for treatment of complications.

  • Maintenance of Forms, Cards and Registers.

  • Online data entry and reporting system.

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