National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancers, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS)

The National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancers, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS) was launched in 2010-11 after integrating the National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) with National Programme for Prevention and Control of Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPDCS).

The focus of NPCDCS is on promotion of healthy life styles, early diagnosis and management of diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases & common cancers e.g. cervix cancer, breast cancer & oral cancer, and strengthening the infrastructure and capacity building.

Objectives of NPCDCS

  1. Health promotion through behavior change with involvement of community, civil society, community based organizations, media etc.
  2. Outreach Camps for opportunistic screening at all levels in the health care delivery system from sub-centre and above for early detection of diabetes, hypertension and common cancers
  3. Management of chronic Non-Communicable diseases, especially Cancer, Diabetes, CVDs and Stroke through early diagnosis, treatment and follow up through setting up of NCD clinics
  4. Build capacity at various levels of health care for prevention, early diagnosis, treatment, IEC/BCC, operational research and rehabilitation
  5. Provide support for diagnosis and cost effective treatment at primary, secondary and tertiary levels of health care
  6. Provide support for development of database of NCDs through a robust Surveillance System and to monitor NCD morbidity, mortality and risk factors

The Strategies are developed based on the above objectives.

Framework for prevention and management of Risk factors and NCDs

Strategies

Services Available under NPCDCS

Services available under NPCDCS

Milestones Achieved (March 2017)

Details of Infrastructure established

  • State NCD Cells have been established in all 36 States/UTs, and District NCD Cells have been established in 390 district headquarters
  • Provide free diagnostic facilities and free drugs for NCD patients attending the NCD clinics at the District and CHC level
  • 133 Cardiac Care Units (CCU) for emergency Cardiac Care and 82 Day Care Centers for cancer chemotherapy

Other Initiatives under the Programme:

  1. Population-based Screening of common NCDs like Diabetes, Hypertension and common Cancers
  2. Guidelines for prevention and management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) are being included
  3. Comprehensive management of lifestyle related disorders, a pilot project on ‘Integration of AYUSH with NPCDCS’ has been initiated in six districts
  4. Prevention and control of Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease
  5. Integration of RNTCP with NPCDCS, wherein the “National Framework for Joint Tuberculosis-Diabetes collaborative activities” has been developed
  6. mDiabetes has been launched to generate awareness, to promote treatment adherence and to inculcate healthy habits with special focus on target groups