The government is going to implement National Programme for prevention of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardi-ovascular Disease and Stroke (NPCDCS) throughout the country under the 12th Five-Year Plan. The programme, running for the past two years on a pilot basis, has covered 100 districts in 21 states across the country. With a view to formulate the Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012-2017) for the Health Sector, government has constituted a Working Group on Disease Burden with sub groups on Communicable Diseases and Non-communicable Diseases for the formulation of the Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012-2017) under the Chairmanship of Dr. R. K. Srivastava, DGHS, Ministry of Health and Family welfare, Government of India. The group will review the achievement of ongoing major communicable disease control programmes their target and suggests corrective measures to improve their implementation in the 12th Plan.
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