Which state will have the most hair transplants?
INDIA: India’s top surgical centers are busy trying to stem a nationwide shortage of hair transplanted into people with Type 1 diabetes.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pledged $1 billion in funding to address the shortage.
The National Institutes of Health has opened a pilot project in six states to help those in need.
New Delhi has promised to double the number of transplant operations and has promised that the country will have 100,000 hair transplots in five years.
“There are already about 300,000 people with type 1 diabetes who are being treated for the condition,” Dr. Ashish Kumar, the chief medical officer of India’s National Institute of Diabetes and Neuropsychiatric Disorders, told CNN.
“It is a very serious situation, and we need to do something about it.
We need to take care of them.”
While the number has declined, the number is growing and India is on track to surpass the one million people with the disease.
While India’s population is estimated at 6.3 billion, the country’s total diabetes population is expected to increase by about 4 million in the next five years, according to the World Health Organization.
The National Institute for Diabetes and Diabetes Neuropsychology said that India’s total number of diabetes cases is expected increase to 7 million in 2019, up from 7.4 million in 2021.
The Indian government has set a goal of doubling the number and treatment rates of hair transplant operations, and has pledged that the nation will have at least 100,00 hair transplops by 2020.