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Venkaiah Naidu calls for national movement against NCDs


Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday called for a national movement against non-communicable diseases (NCD), even as he appealed to private hospitals to play a role in setting up ‘NCD Clinics’ in both urban and rural areas.

Underscoring dangers of sedentary lifestyles and unhealthy dietary habits that also caused NCDs, Naidu urged the medical fraternity to reach out to people, particularly students, to educate them on dangers of lifestyle diseases.

“A national movement against the growing incidence of non-communicable diseases needs to be launched,” he said after inaugurating a private hospital here.

“Although, we have made great strides in ...


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