Government of Odisha 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 on 17 October 2015.
Awareness: Information, insights and understanding
Capacity Building: Building Capacity and infrastructure
Treatment: Ensuring best quality of care for people with diabetes
Novo Nordisk Education Foundation has been organising Changing Diabetes® State Roundtables across various states in India including Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat and Puducherry. The fifth roundtable was organised in Bhubaneswar with Department of Health and Family Welfare, Odisha Government. Inaugurated by the principal secretary health Mrs. Arti Ahuja, the roundtable saw participation from around 32 key stake holders including policy-makers, government officials, healthcare professionals, people with diabetes, WHO, academia, JHPIEGO and Public Health Institutes.
A special educational scholarship of INR 10,000/- from Novo Nordisk Education Foundation was awarded to four meritorious children from economically underprivileged families (part of the CDiC programme) by the Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Odisha.
Mrs Arti Ahuja, lAS - Principal Secretary - Health
Dr N. K. Das, Special Secretary - Health
Dr C R Nayak, Director of Health Services
Dr K C Dash, Director of Public Health - Odisha
Dr B.K. Kindo, Additional Director
Dr PKB Patnaik, Joint Director-cum-State Nodal Officer, NCD
Dr S. P. Mishra, CDMO - Khorda
Dr Binod Bihari Mohapatra, CDMO - Jagatsinghpur
Dr. Jayanta K Panda, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, SCB Medical College, Cuttack
Dr Kaushik Mishra, Associate Professor, Department of SPM, SCB Medical College, Cuttack
Dr A K Das, Professor & HOD, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences
Dr Alok Kanungo, Chairman & Managing Director, KIDS