The conclave was reportedly attended by more than a thousand delegates from 12 states
The Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, JP Nadda stressed on the benefits of yoga, meditation and a healthy lifestyle for preventing diabetes, at the one-day youth conclave organised by the S-VYASA University, at Bengaluru. The conclave was reportedly attended by more than a thousand delegates from 12 states. The aim was to promote awareness about the growing menace of diabetes in the country. Union Minister for Chemical & Fertilizer, Anantkumar was also present at the function.
Delivering the key note address, the Health Minister pointed out that over six crore people in India are affected by this disease and there is a rising trend of this disease in our society. Besides, diabetes is an underlying cause of a number of other diseases like hypertension, stroke, blindness and kidney diseases, the Health Minister stated.
The Health Minister launched the ‘School for Integrated Medicine’, an initiative of the S-VYASA University aimed at providing affordable and accessible medical facilities. He assured full support from Central Government for this initiative. The Minister also stated that this initiative could be role model for incorporation in the New National Health Policy.
Nadda took a tour of the facilities at the S-Vyasa University. He visited the Yoga and Pranayam center and other facilities. Later, the Health Minister visited NIMHANS, where he spoke on mental health and related issues. He stressed on the need for developing such mechanisms in order for the common man to benefit from the institution. The Minister appreciated the hard work done by the institution for the poor people in the country. Health Minister also directed the Institute to ensure best use of resources for the betterment of society.
Nadda also inaugurated brain mapping centre at NIMHANS. He visited the Brain bank, Tissue bank and the AYUSH centre. The Health Minister also interacted with patients at NIMHANS.