India should have National Hypertension Day: Harsh Vardhan

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that there should be a National Hypertension Day in India which should be observed once a year to highlight its dangers.

He was speaking at the 23rd Annual Conference of the Hypertension Society of India.

He cited a sedentary lifestyle as one of the causes of hypertension. He further said that more resources would be used for raising public awareness about preventive measures and early diagnosis.

"I am preparing the ministry to meet the growing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCD)," he said.

"Hypertension, diabetes, cancers, coronary artery disease, etc. are projected by WHO as the biggest gnawers of our public health budget in the next decade," he added.

With agency inputs

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