Piramal group launches project to fight chronic diseases

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Mumbai (PTI): Aiming to provide affordable medicines in rural areas and to combat chronic diseases in the country, Pharma major Piramal Group in collaboration with ASSOCHAM and various NGOs launched a project here on Saturday.

The Programme ‘help-your-body’, inaugurated by former President APJ Abdul Kalam, will emphasis on imparting knowledge on healthy food for healthy body and target each and every individual.

“Genetic causes, obesity, stress, inappropriate dietary habits and lack of exercise play a major role in causing chronic ailments,” Swati Piramal, Piramal Group’s Director said.

According to a WHO report, 38.8 core people will die in the next ten years due to chronic diseases and a significant proportion would be from India.

“India is expected to be the chronic disease capital with over 70 million diabetics, 213 million hypertensive patients and 60 million with arthritis by 2025. We feel the government, the private sector, the medical fraternity, NGOs should come together against the onslaught of chronic diseases,” Piramal said.

Kalam suggested that the group should integrate various systems of medicine such as Allopathy, Ayurveda, homeopathy, Unani, Siddha and yoga available in the country to fight chronic ailments at an affordable cost.

On Saturday Pharmaceutical major Piramal Group in collaboration with ASSOCHAM and various NGOs, launched a project to provide affordable medicines in the rural areas to fight chronic diseases in various parts of the nation.

The target for healthy food and healthy body was made for each and every individual through the program ‘help-your-body’ which was inaugurated by the former President APJ Abdul Kalam.

Swati Piramal, Piramal Group’s Director said, “Genetic causes, obesity, stress, inappropriate dietary habits and lack of exercise play a major role in causing chronic ailments.”

World Health Organization (WHO) reported that in the next ten years chronic diseases  will take lives of 38.8 crore people and most of them would be from India.

Piramal announced, “India is expected to be the chronic disease capital with over 70 million diabetics, 213 million hypertensive patients and 60 million with arthritis by 2025.”

To fight against the deadly diseases, the former President advised the group to integrate and adopt various system of medicine like Allopathy, Homoeopathy, Unani, Siddha, Ayurveda and Yoga. This will also help the group to fight the chronic ailments at an affordable cost in the country.

Sharmaji is deeply involved with Ayurveda since 15 years. His interest and passion led him to launch AyurvedNews.com and AyurShop.in about a decade ago. Most of the Ayurveda news and articles on this site are approved or published by him.

Sharmaji

Sharmaji is deeply involved with Ayurveda since 15 years. His interest and passion led him to launch AyurvedNews.com and AyurShop.in about a decade ago. Most of the Ayurveda news and articles on this site are approved or published by him.

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