A four-day training of investigators and surveillance teams on non-communicable diseases (NCD) concluded at School of Public Health, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), here on Sunday.
A total of 30 participants attended the training, which included interactive sessions and hands-on training on chronic diseases in Punjab, NCD surveillance and its importance for evidence-based public health interventions, data collection methods, sampling, demonstration of devices and equipments, NCD programme, recording of information and assembling, preparing and use of equipments for measurements.
SS Gill, vice-chancellor, Baba Faridkot University of Health Sciences, was the chief guest of the valedictory function. He said Punjab was experiencing double burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases.
Dr SK Jindal, chairperson, technical advisory committee of the survey, Dr JS Thakur, additional professor, School of Public Health, PGIMER, and Dr Rajendra Prasad, head, department of biochemistry, PGIMER, also addressed the valedictory function.
Dr TS Bahl, state program officer, National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS) said logistics support would be provided by the health department for the successful implementation of the project in the state.