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tril­lion US $

is go­ing to be the eco­nomic im­pact of non­com­mu­ni­ca­ble dis­eases in In­dia for 20122030. Sim­i­lar es­ti­mates are not avail­able for com­mu­ni­ca­ble dis­eases

1.28 mil­lion cases of tu­ber­cu­lo­sis and 1.06 mil­lion cases of malaria were re­ported in 2012, ac­cord­ing to World Health Sta­tis­tics, 2014

6.04% of the 52 mil­lion people screened un­der Na­tional Pro­gramme for Preven­tion and Con­trol of Cancer, Di­a­betes, CVD and Stroke were sus­pected to have di­a­betes; 5.32% had hy­per­ten­sion In­dia has 7 physi­cians and 17.1

nurses and mid­wives to serve a pop­u­la­tion of 10,000 against the global aver­age of 14.1 and 29.2

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