Well being minister requires extra emphasis on non-communicable illness prevention

Well being Minister Zahid Maleque on Sunday requested for attaching higher significance to the prevention of non-communicable illnesses (NCDs) saying that epidemiological transition in recent times has shifted the key causes of mortality and morbidity from communicable illnesses to NCDs within the nation. 

In Bangladesh, about 5,72,600 deaths had been attributable to NCDs in 2020, which had been 67% of all deaths that yr, mentioned the well being minister quoting the Well being Bulletin 2020.

Whereas talking on the cowl unveiling ceremony of the Well being Bulletin at a metropolis resort because the chief visitor yesterday, Minister Zahid Maleque additionally mentioned, “Well being bulletin means report. From this, we are able to perceive our shortcomings, making it simple to know which illnesses we are going to give extra significance to within the coming days. Non-communicable illnesses are growing, so, now it must be our precedence to present significance to complicated illnesses corresponding to most cancers, and diabetes.”

In response to the Well being Bulletin, among the many NCDs, cardiovascular illnesses have the very best (30%) mortality charge in Bangladesh. Then comes most cancers with a 12% mortality charge, adopted by continual respiratory illnesses at 10%, and diabetes at 3%. 

The well being minister mentioned that the federal government has deliberate on decentralising the nation’s medical sector and constructing hospitals in eight divisional cities. The capability of the district hospitals is being elevated, he added. 

Accidents are sometimes taking place within the nation, and individuals are additionally dying attributable to hearth, he talked about, including that burn items have grow to be important in divisional cities. 

There can be no scarcity of manpower within the well being sector sooner or later, he maintained.

“Our infrastructure has developed. There are good medical doctors and nurses as nicely. However there’s a little insecurity amongst folks. If we offer high quality companies to sufferers in a clear surroundings and provides them time, then the sufferers is not going to go overseas for therapy,” concluded the well being minister.

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