AIIMS, Arun Jaitley Foundation ink pact for diabetes care | Delhi News

NEW DELHI: The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Arun Jaitley Foundation on diabetes care. It includes the launch of a team project to improve diabetes care.
Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when either the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone that regulates blood sugar.
Doctors say the disease affects millions worldwide and is linked to many other non-communicable diseases. The foundation and doctors at AIIMS will work together to spread awareness of the disease and measures to prevent it, officials said at the project launch on Tuesday, which also marked the 69th birthday of former Treasury Secretary Arun Jaitley.
A memorial ceremony was also held at DDA Park, Siri Fort and DDCA Stadium. “Received dad’s blessings and paid tribute with flowers at @arunjaitley Park in New Delhi. I miss him almost every day. However, I know his spirit lives on through his words, ideals and most importantly, deep love for his family!” Sonali Jaitley, daughter of the late Arun Jaitley, tweeted.