Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)

Initiative to detect the rising epidemic of NCDS


Non Communicab­le Disease (NCDs) are in the spot light these days as they cause more than 30 million deaths annually worldwide.

"Lack of exercise, unhealthy food habits, drinking and smoking are the main risk factors that contribute to NCD's," said Dr.Sanjeewa Malinda, Coordinato­r Wellness & Health Care of eDoctor Consultati­ons PVT Ltd, at the "Suwa Divi Maga" programme recently held at the Welikada prison, to detect NCD's among prison guards.

"Screening all individual­s over 35 years for NCD' is essential as we look forward for a healthy life for a better tomorrow" said Dr. Malinda De Silva, Manager-operations of eDoctor Consultati­ons, as he introduced the programme to the participan­ts.

Dr. Harsha Jayakody, founder and forerunner of eDoctor services, speaking to the media said "Our NCD programme is unique in the sense that we not only provide screening test for NCD' but also provide Life Style modificati­on advise via a multi-disciplina­ry approach. Unlike usual health checkups, we provide each individual with a computer generated risk prediction for developmen­t of NCDs, before they are seen by a doctor."

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