Rural India faces epidemic of non-communicable diseases5 min read . Updated: 07 Apr 2018, 11:14 PM IST
Non-communicable diseases are increasing at an alarming rate in rural India, with long-term consequences on people's health and finances
A 46-year-old male labourer with high blood pressure and diabetes, a 55-year-old male farmer who has recently suffered a heart attack, a 52-year-old woman with anxiety and depression, a 56-year-old woman with chronic back pain… A day at my clinic is full of cases that one would be surprised to find in a rural and tribal region of Gadchiroli, one of India’s most backward districts.
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