A public health initiative to raise awareness about the Non-Communicable Disease
Kochi: Over the years, diabetes has become a growing challenge in India as India hosts the second-highest prevalence of the disease in the world. With an aim to raise awareness and educate the community on diabetes and the importance of regular screening, Neuberg Diagnostics,one of the top 4 Pathology laboratory chains in Indiain association with Indian Medical Association (IMA) Cochin organized a walk-a-thon today.
The event was flagged off byDr. S. Srinivasa Kamath, President, IMA Cochin. The walkathon which commenced from IMA housevia Kaloor stadium and routed back at IMA house witnessed 100+ participants, including members of IMA, medical practitioners, common people who spread the message and create awareness on non-communicable diseases through placards and hoardings. Neuberg Diagnostics also provided free blood sugar test at the event which was availed by participants.
Talking about the event, Dr. S. Srinivasa Kamath, President, IMA Cochin said, “In today’s world, diabetes is a major cause of concern amongst families and even youngsters. As the number of diabeticpatientsincreases, so should our efforts to counter it through regular and early screenings. The global theme for World Diabetes Day this year is ‘Education to protect tomorrow’ and I am really proud that awareness initiatives like these will help in educating.”
Talking on the occasion of World Diabetics Day,Ms. AishwaryaVasudevan,Group COO, Neuberg Diagnosticssaid, “Diabetes is a major challenge that we see and at Neuberg, we regularly perform diabetes-led diagnosis. We firmly believe that mass awareness initiatives like this will go a long way in early diagnosis. We are glad to see such participation from Government leaders, Doctors, and the local public”.
About Neuberg Diagnostics:
Neuberg Diagnostics, headquartered in Chennai, is one of India’s leading diagnostic service providers, with its presence in India, UAE, South Africa, and the USA. With laboratories accredited by CAP & NABL, Neuberg has emerged as one of the fastest-growing and most trusted diagnostic centres in India. The group has created accessibility to state-of-the-art diagnostic technologies and possesses some of the finest clinical Pathologists, Biochemists, Geneticists, and several other certified clinical lab professionals, with the capability to perform over 6000 varieties of pathological investigations. Neuberg Diagnostics is bringing in newer-generation diagnostics techniques to practice in the area of personalized medicine. They aim to provide affordable and accurate diagnosis to all strata of people.https://www.neubergdiagnostics.com/