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A Study on Evaluation of Non-Communicable Disease Control Programme in Surendranagar District

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.4, No. 3)

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Page : 685-688

Keywords : NCD cell; Evaluation; Sensitization; Surendranagar; Process indicator;

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Introduction in India, Over 52 lakh people died of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like cardiovascular diseases, stroke, diabetes& cancer in 2008. NCDs accounted for 53 % of all deaths. In response to this, Government of India launched the National Programme for Prevention& Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases& Stroke in the year 2009 which focuses on screening& management of risk factors. The project has been functioning in Surendranagar district, Gujarat from the year 2011. Aims& Objectives to gain insight into the perception of the beneficiaries regarding functioning& quality of services received under this programme in Surendranagar district and to assess the implementation in terms of input& process indicators. Methodology out of 13 non communicable disease cells in Surendranagar district, 5 cells were selected through simple random sampling. Information was collected through structured questionnaires. Results the study revealed that NCD cells were established& functioning in every CHC in Surendranagar district as per programme guidelines, however there was deficit in staff& regular availability of drugs, laboratory services, IEC materials etc. Training& sensitization regarding the programme were inadequate. The study also revealed that no. of camps held per month were less than what has been given in the guidelines, available medicines were inadequate for all the beneficiaries& follow up of the newly diagnosed patients was not satisfactory. Conclusions the programme is new& hence awareness about this programme per se was low. Hence it would be worthwhile to conduct regular sensitization activities for the public, so that they come back for follow up& utilize the services adequately. Regular training programme for the implementers also can go a long way in making the programme a success. Regular& adequate supply of drugs as per the guidelines should be maintained for the effectiveness of the programme

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