SRINAGAR: The Health department today organised a medical camp at Primary Health Centre Chanapora here to mark the World Diabetes Day commemorated across the world on November 14.
Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah inaugurated the camp and inspected the arrangements made for it.
Hundreds of diabetic patients attended the camp where specialist doctors available therein saw and offered consultations. The camp also included free medical tests and medication for the visiting patients.
DC Srinagar while speaking on the occasion said the health department of the district understands the increased incidence of diabetes and aims to hold awareness camps across the district to sensitise the people about the importance of lifestyle modifications to prevent or control diabetes.
The World Diabetes Day is the primary global awareness campaign focusing on diabetes mellitus and while the campaigns last the whole year the day itself marks the birthday of Frederick Banting who first conceived the idea leading to the discovery of insulin in 1922.