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What ails poorer families: Malnourishment among kids and hypertension among adults | Gurgaon News – Times of India

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GURGAON: Malnourishment and low birth weight among children, and anaemia, tuberculosis, diabetes and hypertension among adults were the key health issues detected in a door-to-door screening drive that covered around 44 lakh people across Haryana.
The survey was carried out as part of the Nirogi Haryana scheme, under which health check-ups are to be conducted once every two years to identify and reduce the burden of disease.The state aims to screen 1.2 crore people with an annual income of less than Rs 1.8 lakh.
Since its launch in 2022, around 2.3 crore tests have been carried out. In a majority of these, 1.47 lakh people were found to be suffering from anaemia, 62,656 from hypertension, 45,851 from diabetes, 5,082 with cardiac diseases and 3,173 with tuberculosis.The tests also helped diagnose 887 cases of can- cer, and 774 patients who were unaware of neurological strokes. Among children who were screened, 4,375 were malnourished and 1,030 had low weight at birth. Gurgaon screened the maximum people — at 2.8 lakh — followed by Karnal (2,49,247), Bhiwani (2,46,954) and Faridabad (2,44,034).
“We will focus our attention on children. Anganwadi workers have been asked to include iron-rich vegetables in mid-day meals and add iron supplements. The state government is planning to create health packages to strengthen the process,” said Dr Virender Yadav, CMO, Gurgaon.
Dr Anuj Garg, deputy civil surgeon, said the scheme has helped detect patients with cancer and other serious illnesses. “The patients have been counselled and are under treatment. There are multiple cases in which the patient’s condition has improved after treatment,” Dr Garg said.


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