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Alarming rise in non-communicable cases: Nadda

He also urged states to ensure “optimal utilisation” of health sector funds allocated by the Centre.
“We were facing rising incidence of communicable diseases. Now, non-communicable diseases are increasing at an alarming rate,” Nadda said during Question Hour. The incidence of diabetes, hypertension and cancer are on the rise and these diseases are mainly linked to lifestyle, he added.

He said efforts are being made to increase capacity to deal with cancer and focus is on primary screening to detect and treat the disease at the early stage itself. The government plans to set up 2 national, 20 state-level and 50 tertiary cancer centres in different parts of the country, Nadda said even as he acknowledged that “much more needs to be done”.
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