indiandoctor4u//Health Correspondent//New Delhi// As is part of the Government’s Digital India programme, Ministry of health & family Welfare with its commitment to prioritize public health and strengthen citizen-centric health services by leveraging India’s expanding mobile phone penetration, J P Nadda released the “Healthy India Initiative/Swastha Bharat-ek pehal” magazine and launched the “No More Tension” Mobile Application. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Nadda stated the importance of stress management in the life of an individual and how stress affects everyone irrespective of age, gender, financial status, etc. The Health Minister said that people suffer from stress related problems due to their busy work life and hectic schedule, which in turn results in loss of productivity. “NCDs are acquired lifestyle ailments, which place a very high burden through the healthcare cost,” Shri Nadda added. The Health Ministry is working on the theme of “Catch them Young” and is working on effecting behavior change among the young to keep away from such habits that cause NCDs, the Minister informed. He added that through pictorial books, health messages shall be brought out that will educate the children and youth about healthy living habits and activities.
Health awareness is very important to keep away non-communicable diseases. The “Healthy India Initiative/Swastha Bharat-ek pehal”, a quarterly magazine, will cater to health related information and will raise awareness about healthy living. The magazine will cover different aspect of health: women and child health, elderly health, seasonal ailments, daily nutritional needs, safe medication practices, home remedies healthy living and many more. The magazine will be made available at all the government facilities up to the sub-centre and will be available free of cost. The e-version of this magazine is also available for download. The current issue is in Hindi and English and the next version will be available in 13 other languages.