GUWAHATI, Nov 14: Piramal Swasthya Magement & Research Institute (PSMRI) observed the World Diabetes Day in Guwahati today.
The event began with a Diabetes Walk flagged off by Atul Singh, Vice President, Piramal Swasthya. This was followed by a semir-cum-discussion on Diabetes, which was attended by staff, invitees and renowned experts. Mahesh Deori, State Head-Assam and Aruchal Pradesh, in his welcome speech, apprised the audience about the PSMRI's commitment towards helping people fight and mage diabetes. He also thanked all PSMRI employees including the field staff, ASHAs, Anganwadi Workers and Community Resource Persons for working untiringly on the mission for a healthier Assam, better equipped to fight diabetes.
Dipamoni Chaliha, Mager-World Diabetes Foundation Project, projected a slide slow on Comprehensive Type II Diabetes Mellitus Project in Assam. Dr. Jutika Ojah, Prof. & Head of the Department of Community Medicine, Guwahati Medical College & Hospital said, "Diabetes and other non-communicable diseases have their seeds sown during childhood and adolescence. Leading an active lifestyle and healthy eating is important from childhood." Piramal Swasthya Magement and Research Institute could contribute significantly in the field of education, screening, treatment and magement of Diabetes in the state for the last six years. The effort was also supported by intertiol agencies of repute like the World Diabetes Foundation, Denmark. PSMRI has contributed significantly in the field of diabetic care in Assam. So far, more than 10 lakh at-risk people have been assessed, around 7 lakh screened and 1,12,943 people confirmed and treated so far.