PUDUCHERRY: Ahead of providing varied systems of medicine under one roof, Chief Minister N Ranagasamy, who also is holding the Health portfolio, on Wednesday, inspected the premises of the old secretariat, a heritage building near the Beach, which is soon to become the ‘Life Style Modification Centre’.
The building, which is being renovated with funds from Ayush is all set to accommodate an Yoga Centre, a Community Life Style Auditorium and Non Communicable Disease Screening Centre. Besides, wellness activities such as Naturopathy, Panchakarma (Ayurveda), Varmam and Thokkanam (Siddha), an Exhibition (Medico, Art) Gallery and an Organic Food Court too have been propsed to be set up at the centre, said Director of Health and Family Welfare Dr K V Raman.
The health department has also organised programme under National Programme for prevention and control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke (NPCDCS) to educate, to create awareness and to detect diabetes, hypertension, cancer and cardiac status for people of 30 years and above. This on-going programme has begun to bear fruit by way of primary prevention, early detection and tertiary management of complications of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in UT, said the Director.
Aim is to sustain health awareness among the people of Puducherry.