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Published:December 13th, 2011 11:05 EST
For Early Detection of Disease, Indian Government Plans to Screen Whole Nation

For Early Detection of Disease, Indian Government Plans to Screen Whole Nation

By SOP newswire2

New Delhi: In a bid to improve its healthcare and also to detect the major diseases early, the Indian government is planning to screen the whole population of India in next five years, the Indian health minister said today. 

We are planning to test the whole population of the nation in next five years for diseases like cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and strokes` so that we can detect theses diseases earlier, " Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad announced in the Indian parliament. 

He further said that a pilot project has already been launched in 100 districts of 21 Indian states for prevention and early detection of diseases like cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and strokes. 

After completing the screening process, India will be the first country to test the entire population," he added.