Research study on non-communicable diseases
Dimapur, May 1 (EMN): Government of Nagaland in collaboration with Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) will be conducting a research study on non-communicable diseases in Mokokchung district from May 4. The study will find out the reason for deaths in the district. The study will also find out whether the health facilities have adequate staff, drugs and other resources to treat non communicable diseases (NCD).
The project is for six months and is fully sponsored by the ICMR. A team of six members from Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC), Dibrugarh would be visiting 9 facilities (Hospitals/CHCs/PHCs) and 45 villages under Mokokchung district to collect data for the project. According to Dr. AonungtokTushiAo, principal investigator of ICMR, NCD project Mokokchung, non-communicable diseases are of long duration and generally slow progression. The four main types of NCD are Cardio vascular diseases (like heart attack and stroke), cancers, chronic respiratory diseases (such as chronic obstructed pulmonary disease and asthma) and diabetes, he said.
The project will provide valuable information to the government to plan various programme to address NCD.