The Kerala government is preparing a database of all adults over the age of 30 for the early detection and treatment of lifestyle-related illnesses, the state’s Health Minister Veena George announced on Saturday.
“It will be done at the Panchayat level with the help of local bodies, parliamentarians and the MLA,” George said, according to ANI. He made the statement when launching a “Hridayathil Hibi Eden” project, started by Lok Sabha MP Hibi Eden, whereby around 100 needy patients will undergo free angioplasty treatment.
“The government is considering conducting a study on what type of cancer is prevalent in Kerala and what steps the government should take to reduce the disease,” he added.
The Health Minister also highlighted how the Ernakulam district can be developed as a health tourism center for patients from all over the world.
“Kerala will host the modern medical and medical facilities of India and transform Ernakulam into the center of health tourism,” he explained. “Ernakulam has facilities in the world to provide the best medical treatment compared to part of the country. We are in talks with the Ministry of Tourism and Ayush about it.”