National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS)

The State of Tamil Nadu is a pioneer in implementing the Non-Communicable Diseases Intervention Programme covering all 32 districts. The program is implemented under the aegis of National Health Mission (NHM) as National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS).

The Program covers 2,516 Government health facilities across Primary / Secondary / Tertiary and municipal levels of health care. Under the programme, screening, treatment and follow-up services are provided for Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus, Cervical and Breast cancer to all individuals aged 30 years and above attending any Government health facility in the State. In addition to the above, counseling services for individuals on ‘Life Style Modification’ are also provided. To augment the follow up services, activities have also been initiated to strengthen the Intensive Care Units (ICUs) in 29 District Headquarter Hospitals and two Medical College Hospitals besides strengthening the Cancer diagnostic services by establishment of Free Pathology Services in Districts without Medical College.

Performance under facility based or opportunistic screening for NCDs

The State level performance of all health facilities under NPCDCS program for screening of NCDs during the period from July 2012 to July 2020 is presented below;

Hypertension0 Screened 7,41,54,151
Positive 59,50,402
Diabetes Mellitus Screened 5,93,31,043
Positive 25,39,901
Screened for Cervical Cancer with VIA test 2,26,70,920
VIA Positive 6,06,949
Screened for Breast Cancer with CBE 2,81,15,255
CBE Positive 2,86,232