The Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Shri J.P. Nadda addressing at the release of a ‘Healthy India’ Magazine and the launch of a “No More Tension: Stress Management Application”, in New Delhi on November 09, 2016
“There is a heightened focus on preventive health along with curative health now. Awareness is very important to keep away non-communicable diseases (NCDs)”.
This was stated by J. P. Nadda, India’s Minister of Health and Family Welfare as he released the “Healthy India Initiative / Swastha Bharat-ek pehal” magazine and launched the “No More Tension” Mobile Application, on Wednesday.
The eBook versions of the magazine were also released. This launch, which is part of the Government’s Digital India programme, is in line with its commitment to prioritize public health and strengthen citizen-centric health services by leveraging India’s expanding mobile phone penetration.
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Speaking on the occasion, Nadda stated the importance of stress management in the life of an individual and how stress affects everyone irrespective of age, gender, financial status, etc.
The Health Minister said that people suffer from stress related problems due to their busy work life and hectic schedule, which in turn results in loss of productivity.
“NCDs are acquired lifestyle ailments, which place a very high burden through the healthcare cost,” Nadda added.
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The Health Ministry is working on the theme of “Catch them Young” and is working on effecting behavior change among the young to keep away from such habits that cause NCDs, the Minister informed.
He added that through pictorial books, health messages shall be brought out that will educate the children and youth about healthy living habits and activities.
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