State Policy Round Table Meet - Gujarat


Government of Gujarat with support of Novo Nordisk Education Foundation organised a proactive initiative to ACT against diabetes which kicked off with a Changing Diabetes® State Round Table Meet-Gujarat at Ahmedabad on 30 July 2015.

  • Awareness: Information, insights and understanding

  • Capacity Building: Building Capacity and infrastructure

  • Treatment: Ensuring best quality of care for people with diabetes

The state round table was aimed at getting critical inputs to create a road map for success to change diabetes in India. At the state roundtable more than 39 policy-makers, government officials, healthcare professionals, people with diabetes, WHO, academia, JHPIEGO, Public Health Institutes, and others gathered to discuss the current scenario of diabetes in the state and what steps need to be taken to reduce this critical burden and address the issue of diabetes care and management in Gujarat.


  • Shri J.P. Gupta, I.A.S Secretary (PH & FW) & Health Commissioner, Government of Gujarat

  • Dr Vinod R. Rao, I.A.S, Mission Director, National Health Mission, Government of Gujarat

  • Dr Bharat B Patel, Assistant Director, Medical Services, Government of Gujarat

  • Dr Jaydip Oza, State Programme Officer (NCD)

  • Dr Asha N Shah, HOD of Medicine & PG Director, B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad.

  • Dr Ashok Kumar Das, JProfessor & Head Department of Endocrinology, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences.

  • Dr Sadhana Bhagwat, National Professional Officer (NCDs) WHO India

  • Dr Kanchan Mukherjee, Professor - School of Health Systems Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai


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1. Estimated from IDF 7th Atlas 2015
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