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Telemedicine helps in controlling blood pressure, diabetes

Telemedicine helps in controlling blood pressure, diabetes
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Telemedicine Society of India (TSI) AP Chapter president Dr Pothineni Ramesh Babu said that non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like hypertension and diabetes are creating havoc in the health and life of 20 to 25 per cent of Indians of all age groups.

Vijayawada: Telemedicine Society of India (TSI) AP Chapter president Dr Pothineni Ramesh Babu said that non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like hypertension and diabetes are creating havoc in the health and life of 20 to 25 per cent of Indians of all age groups.

Addressing the gathering after launching the TSI AP Chapter to mark the World Telemedicine Day here on Friday, Ramesh Babu said that the silent killing non-communicable diseases (NCDs) were the core cause of all deaths, forming a major chunk in the quantum of deaths.

Early detection of hypertension and diabetes, which are otherwise very intractable and silent entity, are key to good health, he added. He said the dreaded target organ damage to heart, brain, kidneys, eyes, vascular system resulting out of undetected, undiagnosed, uncontrolled hypertension and diabetes could be minimised through continued telemedicine monitoring, which also excludes the need for an individual to travel to cities time and again for follow up visits.

He said the starting of awareness programmes about the lurking menace and educating young minds about the devastation that the two silent killers can wreak on each individual’s health is the mission being undertaken by the Andhra Pradesh Chapter of Telemedicine Society of India.

He said Telemedicaon-2018, a three-day national conference, will be organised from November 2 to 4 at Amaravati. An app was also launched on the occasion. TSI national president Ashok Kumar Sangal, Dr NTR UHS vice-president Dr C V Rao and Real Time Governance of AP government CEO A Babu were present.

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