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5 Questions: How will we tackle enhance in dementia circumstances if govt has no knowledge on it, asks TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee

TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee tells Anonna Dutt that there was a rise in dementia circumstances. He raised a query on this situation in parliament.

What made you elevate the query?

In my function as an MP and a authorized skilled, I maintain assembly individuals from all walks of life. It’s my understanding that there was a rise in dementia circumstances over time, particularly after the pandemic. I see a number of very energetic individuals beginning to overlook issues, and at youthful ages. I had additionally learn concerning the situation. So, I made a decision to lift it.

Did you get the solutions you had been anticipating?

No. The reply quotes the Lancet paper I referred to. Nevertheless, the federal government has offered no breakup of the variety of circumstances recorded yearly and the state-wise breakup of the information. Maybe, the federal government doesn’t have the information in any respect.

The federal government stated early screening of non-communicable illnesses and geriatric companies is already being performed beneath varied programmes…

It’s good to deal with diabetes and hypertension as they’re the premise for a lot of different sicknesses. However, I needed to know what the federal government is doing particularly to carry down the incidence of dementia. When there isn’t a report of the variety of circumstances, what may very well be taking place about remedy and prevention?

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What must be performed to enhance dementia care?

I’m not an knowledgeable. We’d like consultants to inform us what must be performed. If there’s any illness within the nation, it’s the accountability of the federal government to supply medical companies and arrange scientific institutes for it.

Do you’ve got any private expertise with the situation?

The illness can affect the lives of individuals very severely, particularly an individual like me within the public subject. If I overlook what I used to be speaking about, I can’t perform professionally.

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