Maharashtra: Laparo Obeso Center to launch awareness program on obesity, diabetes

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Mumbai’s Laparo Obeso Centre with the support of the Maharashtra government will launch an awareness program for diabetes and obesity that will be spread through the state government’s website.

This was recently announced by Laparo Obeso Center during a conference in Mumbai that was virtually joined by the State Health Minister Rajesh Tope.

“Obesity and diabetes are linked. These patients have a higher risk of corona infection due to low immunity. Obesity and diabetes can be prevented and the patients need to know what kind of diet to follow,” Founder and Director of Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgeon, Dr. Shashank Shah said.

“For this, it has been decided to start a campaign all over Maharashtra to create awareness among the people,” he added.

“Under the campaign, adequate information on diabetes and obesity will be provided on the state government’s website. Apart from this, tips will be given on how the diet should be. Maharashtra will be the first state to implement such an initiative on obesity and diabetes,” Dr. Shah explained.

Maharashtra’s Health Minister Rajesh Tope said that the number of deaths due to corona was the highest among patients with diabetes and obesity.

Currently, three to four out of every ten patients are diabetic and obese, and these health issues are on the rise.

“The initiative launched by the Laparo Obeso Centre has the full support of the state government. This digital platform will be beneficial in creating awareness among people about obesity and diabetes,” Tope explained.

“Obesity invites various diseases, so it is very important to lose weight. However, the cost of the dietitian is not affordable to all. So, information on obesity and diabetes can be made available on the government's online website,” Tope further said.

“I am going to make sure that all the employees work together for this cause. Exercise is an integral part of our lives. Regardless of this, exercise regularly and avoid any illness,” Tope added.


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