Towards making diagnosis and management of diabetes more accessible, the Indian Cultural Association in Lagos and BhojrajChanrai Foundation, are setting up camps for free, non-invasive early detection of diabetes among Nigerians.
The Association’s President, Chief Sanjay Jain said the Indian community in Nigeria always has the interest of “needy Nigerians” at heart, and was introducing the technology to enable early detection.
Chief Sanjay Jain said:
“This new technology has been brought to Nigeria at the cost of $40,000. It is the only non-invasive detection system so far with simple scanning test.”
“We have found out that type 2 diabetes is quite common in Nigeria today, and that more than six million people currently have diabetes.”
“Medical findings have shown that Nigeria, currently has the highest mortality rate from diabetes. The high mortality rate is due to improper diagnosis and high cost of management.”
Benefits of the new technology include early detection, no drawing of blood, quick test within six seconds, no fasting or pre-conditioning, different from traditional diagnostic methods and immediate test results.
He said that the Association had over the years been involved in the free provision of water facilities to schools, artificial limbs, eye surgeries, maintenance of old People’s homes and police community relationships.
The exercise is scheduled for Saturday 18th March 2017, and 25th March 2017 at the Indian Cultural Centre, 2, Cappa Avenue, Palmgrove Estate, Ilupeju, from 10am to 2pm.