Day-care centres planned in all BBMP wards
By Express News Service - BANGALORE
09th July 2012 11:23 AM
BBMP’s Standing Committee on Finance and Taxation has passed a proposal placed by the Standing Committee on Health to set up day-care centres in all 198 wards in the city.
Member of the Committee Dr Shivaprasad told Express, “The budget committee has passed it and allotted the funds. We will implement it soon. The day-care centres will be set up in a stage-wise manner.”
He said that setting up of each of day-care centre would cost `10 lakh. “Ten day-care centres will be opened in the already existing BBMP ward offices,” he added. These centres, said Dr Shivaprasad, are mainly for the prevention and treatment of non-communicable diseases such as cardiac disorders, diabetes and thyroid problems. They would treat children as well as adults.
Dr Shivaprasad said that patients coming to the daycare centres will be diagnosed early and sent to hospitals for treatment. “Once their treatment is complete, they will be monitored and guided at the day-care centres,” he noted.
He lamented that most non-communicable diseases are neglected till they reach an advanced stage. “We should understand that these diseases affect all, not just those belonging to upper classes,” he observed.
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