The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched the India Hypertension Control Program in Rayagada district
India Hypertension Control Program has been launched under the joint auspices of the World Health Organization, ICMR and the Government of India. This program can save precious lives. Odisha is the 20th state to launch the India Hypertension Control Program. The program was officially launched today at the Rayagada District Chief District Health and Public Health Officer's Office and will be implemented in Balangir and Kalahandi districts in the coming days.Chief District Health and Public Health Officer Dr Lal Mohan Rautaray, District Public Health Officer Dr VLN Raju and World Health Organization Dr Manoj Patruni and other representatives were present on the occasion.The World Health Organization (WHO) has deployed cardio vascular health officials and ICMRR's senior medical supervisors to support non-communicable diseases and implement the program in the above three districts of Odisha. The main purpose of the program is to reduce the mortality rate of uncontrolled high blood pressure patients by following the heart packages imitated by the World Health Organization.The goal is to reduce the incidence of heart disease by 25 percent by 2025, while the follow-up to the package is expected to reduce salt intake by 30 percent and reduce high blood pressure by 25 percent. A training course will be provided to the health officials of the Group Health Center at the District Health and Public Health Officers' Office in Rayagada district today.