India’s Diabetic Population Close To Hitting 69.9 Million Mark

LUCKNOW/NEW DELHI || The diabetic population in the country close to hitting the alarming mark of 69.9 million by 2025 – an increase of a whopping 266%, there is some good news in store, the union government said on Friday.

To battle this, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), through its constituent laboratories – CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants (CSIR-CIMAP), Lucknow; and CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute (CSIR-NBRI), Lucknow have developed s successful anti-diabetic drug, Minister for Ayush Shripad Yesso Naik informed the Lok Sabha on Friday.

Developed scientifically, the validated herbal product NBRMAP-DB as anti-diabetic formulation and the knowhow for the product was licensed to M/s AIMIL Pharma Ltd., Delhi who are manufacturing and marketing it as BGR-34, across the country.

M/s AIMIL Pharmaceuticals, the licensee carried out the clinical study of BGR-34 and the trial was registered in the clinical trial registry of India (Registration number: CTRI/2016/11/007476). Further, the formulation has shown therapeutic efficacy for treating newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes, as found in independent clinical trials conducted at Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi.

The Central of Research in Ayurveda Sciences (CCRAS), an autonomous body under Ministry of AYUSH has been engaged in extending research-oriented Ayurveda based on integrative health care services for the management of Madhumeha which is Diabetes Mellitus. The following are the core activities

CCRAS in collaboration with Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has implemented and executed a programme viz. Integration of AYUSH (Ayurveda) component with NPCDCS(National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular diseases & Stroke ) programme in the identified districts of 3 states – Bhilwara (Rajasthan), Surendranagar (Gujarat) and Gaya (Bihar) to cater health care services and to reduce the burden of NCDs including Diabetes by combining the strength of Ayurveda and Yoga.

The aforesaid programme is now successfully functional in 52 centres (49 CHCs and 3 District Hospitals) of the all 3 identified districts, through AYUSH- NPCDCS Clinic/Lifestyle modification Clinics, established for prevention and management of selected NCDs by Ayurvedic intervention, Lifestyle modifications and Yoga Advice.

CCRAS had developed the AYUSH82 formulation for diabetes through the scientific process of drug development and commercialised through National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) for wider public utility.

Generation of evidence on efficacy & safety of classical Ayurveda formulation on Diabetes Mellitus. CCRAS has done efficacy and safety on formulations – Nishamalki churna, Saptvinsti Gugullu, Yasad bhasm, Guduchi churna, Chandraprabha vati, Haridra churna and Gokshuradi Gugullu.

CCRAS has published the documents viz. Protocol on Prevention and Management for Diabetes Mellitus and compendium on research articles on Diabetes Mellitus which are made available in the public domain for benefit of practitioner’s, physician and researchers

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