The www.stopdiabetesindia.com was launched by Chief justice of Gujarat high court, SJ Mukhopadhaya on Sunday, Aug 7. The site was developed by Swasthya, Ahmedabad-based medical centre in association with national and international research organisations.
NGOs behind the project said that the website will include all aspects of the lifestyle disease and aims at creating awareness and answer people's query on it.
During the launch ceremony, NGOs promised to train 1,200 community doctors and 2,000 paramedical staff to detect the diabetes disease early and manage existing cases. The project mentor Dr Mayur Patel said that the site will offer an interactive section where experts will provide guidance to patients and visitors.
"Gujarat is one of the states with the highest number of diabetic patients. Talking about India, it has the highest number of diabetic people, approximately 33 million in 2003. If proper preventive measures are not taken, it will escalate further with the number increasing to 57.2 million by 2025," Dr Mayur Patel said.
Speaking on the occasion, justice Mukhopadhaya said, "Generally, I do not like to attend functions which are not related to law or judiciary. However, as this was a doctors' function, I agreed to come as I had started my career as a medical representative before joining law profession."