Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr. Faisal Sultan Monday said inclusion of diabetes as subject in the general curriculum was on the cards to make the children aware of the disease. Speaking in a dialogue on ‘Diabetes – a national challenge’ held at a local hotel here, the SAPM that our diabetic patterns had become bad, that is why talks regarding inclusion in curriculum were underway with the Ministry of Education. He said, ‘Eat less, walk more’ was a simple, significant and short sentence, which appropriately described to live a healthy life. The SAPM said many measures were being taken to improve the primary healthcare system in the country. He said healthy activities had diminished from our society and there was a dire need for reviving them. He said cricket was there, which was playing an important role as a healthy activity. Dr. Faisal said it was high time to create healthy environment by various activities to overcome the diseases like diabetes. He said they were bringing amendments to improve the health system in the country. We are bringing amendments to the Pakistan Nursing Council, he said. The SAPM said that the Sindh province should launch a proper 1122 ambulance service to facilitate the patients. Dr. Akram Sultan, Prof. Dr. Zaman Shaikh, Prof. Dr. Abdul Basit, Dr. Seema and others also highlighted the importance of overcoming the diabetes challenges in Pakistan. They said that the treatment of diabetes was very costly. The panelists also stressed the need for raising public awareness of the diabetes. They said that the primary prevention should be main focus to avert the diabetes ailment.