National Program for Prevention of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke

  • Aim: To prevent and control major NCDs like Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS), with a focus on strengthening infrastructure, human resource development, health promotion, early diagnosis, management and referral.
  • Under NPCDCS, NCD Cells are being established at National, State and District levels for program management, and NCD Clinics are being set up at District and CHC levels, to provide services for early diagnosis, treatment and follow-up for common NCDs.
  • Provision has been made under the program to provide free diagnostic facilities and drugs for patients attending the NCD clinics. Cardiac Care Units (CCUs) are also being set up in identified districts to provide emergency Cardiac Care facilities. Day Care Centres in the identified districts are set up to provide facilities for Cancer care.
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