Health and Family Welfare Minister Damodar Rout on Sunday called upon people to change their life style to ward off diseases.

“Industrialisation, rapid urbanisation and change in life style have been found to be the main causes for plethora of new diseases and infections,” Dr. Rout said while addressing a rally organised by the Institute of Medical Sciences and Sum Hospital (IMS and SH), the faculty of medicine of the SOA University, at the Master Canteen square here to mark the World Hepatitis Day.