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66% people die of non-communicable diseases in Nepal

KATHMANDU: Sixty-six per cent of the people in Nepal die from non-communicable diseases. The same figure for the world is 71 per cent.
Lack of sound sleep, negative thinking, lack of healthy and balanced food and increasing rate of smoking and alcohol consumption have been attributed to the high number of deaths caused by non-communicable diseases, State-3 government’s ministry of social development, health directorate said.
Directorate’s director Badri Bahadur Khadka said in Nepal also 66 per cent of the people died from non-communicable diseases.
According to him, 85 per cent people in the country came to the hospitals with problems related to non-communicable disease. Heart diseases, blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, cancer etc. are non-communicable diseases.
The Directorate also stated that 18 per cent of the 85 per cent patients suffering from non-communicable diseases in Nepal were found suffering from mental disease.
It is stated that compared to the males, females suffered more from depression. Information was also shared at a programme here that more people suffered from Kala-azar in Palpa of State-5; that 12,375 people in Nepal died in disasters; that only 50 per cent pregnant women in State-5 had taken Vitamin A and that 13 per cent consumed narcotic substances.

Published Date: Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 | 05:29 PM

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