Coin a New Name for NPCDCS Programme


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Coin a New Name for NPCDCS Programme


India is experiencing a rapid health transition with a rising burden of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs). Common NCDs such as cardio vascular diseases (CVDs), diabetes, cancer and respiratory diseases account for major portion of mortality and morbidity due to NCDs. It is estimated that NCDs account for 60% of total deaths in India. The good thing however is that all these diseases are preventable through making a choice for healthy lifestyle.

In order to prevent and control major NCDs, the National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS) was launched in 2010 with focus on strengthening infrastructure, human resource development, health promotion, early diagnosis, management and referral. Under the programme, NCD Clinics are being set up at District and CHC levels to provide services for common NCDs. Cardiac Care Units (CCU) are also being set up in identified districts for providing facilities for emergency Cardiac Care.

As stated above, the National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS) has been re-strategized, and we thereby now seek your help and participation in coming up with a NEW NAME for the program.

The details of the program can be found at:

The competition details are as following:

Language: Hindi and/or English

Last Date: 21st April, 2017

One Prize – Rs.25000/-

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Anil Bhatia's picture

Anil Bhatia 1 year 3 months ago

Keeping it short, crisp and at the same time, easy to memorize and relate, I have decided to coin the former department of NPCDCS as END which stands for ‘Elimination of Non-Communicable Diseases’. We can Eliminate Non-Communicable diseases by its prevention and control, which is what the programme stands for, to prevent and control major NCD’s. #NPCCS

Milin Namdev's picture

Milin Namdev 1 year 3 months ago

In India and world most of life
Causalities taking by non communicable disease

In India it said that" jyoti"
For life or its said jyoti
Merged in sense
So one name may be
"Jyoti" in Hindi
Or" jivan jyoti"
Other choice is"
" nirog" non communicable diseases India remedies and
Obstacles tackling Genesis (generation) programs

"Deadly disease ending efforts
And prevention program(India)
Or" jivan deep"
Because deep said as life in ancient scripture

Roshni Chhabra's picture

Roshni Chhabra 1 year 3 months ago

The name of program can be named " Non Infectious Diseases and Ailments Abatement National Programme" that is NIDAAN Programme .
I chose the name as NIDAAN Programme as it fits aptly with the description of NPCDCS and also NIDAAN in hindi means Diagnosis of diseases

Abhishek Raj's picture

Abhishek Raj 1 year 3 months ago

Name should be "RACSHAD Programme". It is an acronym for 'Reaching Against Cancer, Stroke, Heart-problems and Diabetes (RACSHAD)'. It shows a perfect mix of both Hindi and English language. Also, the word sends a meaning of someone who is actually a saviour.

Yogesh Tripathi's picture

Yogesh Tripathi 1 year 3 months ago

राष्ट्रीय अमृतदायी योजना (RAY)

Parth Devanshu Trivedi's picture

Parth Devanshu Trivedi 1 year 3 months ago