Prime Minister of Mauritius Anerood Jugnauth said on Wednesday that Mauritius is facing a serious issue concerning non-communicable disease such as diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer.

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He said in the opening speech of the fifth meeting of ministers of Health of Small Island Developing States opened the same day in Mauritius.
The PM said that there was a strong need for people in Mauritius to change their nutritional habits so as to prevent them for suffering from such disease.
Ministers of Health from some 50 countries and regional directors of the World Health Organization (WHO) are attending this two day summit to discuss about the serious issues relating to heath problems facing small and vulnerable states.
Health minister for Mauritius underlined the fact that Mauritius has a system of universal health care, free of user cost at present but difficulties are emerging.
“We already spend a great deal of money on overseas treatment scheme. For all medical care that we are unable to provide, we have arrangements with overseas institutions which treat our nationals. ” he said.
“Our aim over time is to build capacity and to embark on fast track training of medical personnel in scarcity areas so that we no longer depend on other institutions for specialized treatment,” he added. Enditem


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