Working class of India deeply affected by Diabetes:Metropolis Healthcare
|Thursday, 10 November 2016|
An analysis of over 100659 samples tested on Indians for Fasting Blood Glucose* at Metropolis Healthcare Ltd, a leading chain of multi-national diagnostics, resulted worrying figure of 21% diagnosed as Diabetic and 20% Pre Diabetic.
Mumbai, November 10, 2016: Diabetes is fast gaining the status of a potential epidemic in India. According to an estimate drawn by the Indian Medical Council of Research in 2014, there are about 77.2 million people in India suffering from pre-diabetes and over 65.1 million diabetes patients. India is second only to China in the number of reported cases of diabetes. By 2030, India is estimated to be the diabetes capital of the world.
Out of the 100,659 samples processed between the age group 20 to 80years, over 21520 samples were found to be positive for Diabetic Mellitus and over 20180 samples were found to be in a pre-diabetic condition which constitutes high risk group for developing diabetes.
In a % analysis of overall samples, we observed an increasing trend with progression in age. 21.3% are found positive for Diabetic Mellitus , whereas 20% have Pre-diabetes conditions.
American Diabetes Association, 2015, recommends Fasting plasma glucose levels below 100 mg/ dl. A pre-diabetic (Increased risk for Diabetes) condition measures 100 – 125 mg/dl and values above >= 126 mg/dl is diagnostic of Diabetes.
Today, we are one of the few laboratories that has received the CAP (College of American Pathologists), accreditation, the global gold standard in Laboratory Accreditation. We have also received the NABL Accreditation (National Accreditation Board for testing and Calibration Laboratories). Our unit in South Africa is accredited by SANAS (South African National Accreditation System is the only accreditation body approved by South African Government).
At Metropolis, we believe in unveiling the inner health of individuals and this motto extends to our corporate social responsibility activities as well. Giving back to the society is embedded in the value system of Metropolis and we believe and aim to bring about a positive change in the nation. Metropolis has been at the forefront in conducting impactful camps and driving numerous workshops for different sections of the society for the past 3 decades. We partner with societies, corporates, educational institutions, government bodies, NGOs, wellness foundations and a host of other organisations to make a difference to the lives we touch. Our camps and awareness workshops emphasize on preventive healthcare and early screening of diseases. Some of our most recent associations include Epilepsy Foundation, Hep Free India, Mumbai Traffic Police, Kishori Foundation, Children of Blind School and JeevanJyot Cancer Trust.
Metropolis has been awarded numerous accolades like the ‘Best Diagnostic Company of the year’ by Modern Medicare in 2006 and ‘Best Diagnostic Company of the Year’ in 2010 by Frost & Sullivan. Metropolis was also bestowed with ‘Best IT Integration in Customer Service Management’ at the e-Health World Expo 2011. Metropolis was also honoured with the ‘Quality Brand Award’ by NEHRDO in 2012. Metropolis won the ‘CMO Asia Award’ for Best IT practices in Healthcare in 2012. Metropolis recently bagged the ‘India’s most promising brand award’ at Global Indian Excellence Summit 2014 held in London. Metropolis Healthcare is led by Ameera Shah, Managing Director & CEO. An International & National Award winner, she was conferred with ‘The Young entrepreneur of the Year Award’ by GE in 2006 and ‘The Young Achiever of the Year Award’ at the CMO Asia Awards in 2011. She was also the recipient of the prestigious ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award’ in 2011 organised by Entrepreneur India and Bloomberg. She has been honoured with ‘Exemplary Women Leadership award’ at the World Women Leadership and Congress awards 2014. Recently she has been chosen as one of the most respected leaders under 40 years by Economic Times & Spencer Stuart (2014). Metropolis recently being awarded “Diagnostic Services Company of the year” at Vccircle Healthcare awards 2015.
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Hetal Shah Mehta
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