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Affordable Test Kits for Diabetes

  • Category
    Miscellaneous
  • Published
    25th Mar, 2020

As informed by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), “SuChek” has been developed with financial assistance from ICMR, which is 100% indigenous glucometer suitable for diverse climatic conditions, affordable and validated as per International standards. 

  • As informed by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), “SuChek” has been developed with financial assistance from ICMR, which is 100% indigenous glucometer suitable for diverse climatic conditions, affordable and validated as per International standards. 
  • Another indigenous device developed as a part of ICMR study for HbA1c testing is under validation.
  • Public health and hospitals is a State subject. The Central Government, however, supplements the efforts of State Governments. 
  • The Government is implementing National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS), the objectives of which include awareness generation for prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), screening, early detection, management and referral to an appropriate level health facility.
  • Under the initiative, frontline health workers such as Accredited Social Health Activists and Auxiliary Nurse Midwives are being leveraged to carry out screening and to generate awareness about the risk factors of NCDs including diabetes among the masses.
  • To leverage mobile technology, an application called mDiabetes has been launched for generating awareness, promoting adherence to treatment and inculcating healthy habits among the masses.
  • Special media campaigns are organized every year on 14th November on the occasion of World Diabetes Day.
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