CM for cutting cost of treating diabetes, cancer

Expressing concern over the increasing cost of healthcare, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday urged experts and delegates to focus on cost-effective treatment of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, cancer and mental disorders.

“Integrated healthcare in minimising these ailments in a cost-effective manner would be of great benefit, not merely to the people of India, but to the entire mankind,” he said at the 21st International Conference on Frontiers in Yoga Research and its Applications near here on Sunday.

Stressing the important of yoga, he said, “No yoga, No life. Know yoga, know life.” Union Minister of State for Ayush, Shripad Naik, said that six yoga and naturopathy research institutions would be opened in the country, including one in Karnataka. The ministry is also taking steps to impart yoga training to paramilitary and police personnel.

Governor Vajubhai Vala, Union ministers J P Nadda, H N Ananth Kumar, Smriti Irani, D V Sadananda Gowda, G M Siddeshwara and Karnataka Health Minister U T Khader were present on the occasion.

The five-day conference is being attended by international experts from various fields. The focus is on mental health, cardiology, oncology, hypertension and diabetes.

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