Friday, September 9, 2016

Colour code system for salt, fat level in food - Rajitha

Minister of Health Dr Rajitha Senaratne nowadays aforementioned that displaying the amount of salt and fat in food merchandise via color codes are going to be created obligatory in land.

He explicit that the govt has already introduced the “traffic lights system” for sweetened drinks and additionally to the current they need already aware the soft drinks trade that a taxation system are going to be introduced for merchandise with high levels of additional sugar.

“Every cola bottle has nine spoons of sugar (35g) in it. The suggested daily intake of sugar for atiny low kid is merely 19g,” he said, addressing a news conference in Colombo following the conclusion of the 69th session of the United Nations agency Regional Committee for South-East Asia. “That is that the reason they're obtaining sick.”
So within the future not just for sugar, the traffic lights system also will be introduced for salt and fat whereas in another number of days we are going to begin imposing taxes, he said.

The Health Minister additionally aforementioned that they will introduce a free health medical examination system which is able to be obligatory for each person within the country.

Not in land however in any a part of the planet this can be the primary time a health medical examination system is given freed from charge from the general public sector, he said.

“All these years if you had to urge a health medical examination you have got to travel to a non-public hospital. No health medical examination was given to the individuals from the general public sector.”

He aforementioned that 842 fashion centers have already been established within the rural areas everywhere the country for this purpose.

More than educating the individuals, these fashion centers can check the pressure, sterol, glucose and additionally the BMI.

From these four tests we are able to see whether or not he/she has some NCD downside and if he/she wants any treatment then we tend to check with the nighest hospital for any treatment, he said.

He aforementioned that the ministry has additionally came upon 906 well girls centers which additionally to the same tests they'll additionally do carcinoma tests and also the cervical cancer tests for girls.

“In regarding 2018 i need to create this required to any or all the individuals within the country, for the complete population to urge checkups.”

This is a replacement system we've custom-made for the primary time within the world, he said.

“I wish to increase these services within the second stage to a different district centre i'm aiming to came upon with a Singaporean institution.”

“What they need wiped out Vietnam within the atomic number 67 Chi Minh town, i'm aiming to adapt a similar system here there we are going to do all the advance checkups except imaging and CT scans,” he said.



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