The National Viral Hepatitis Control Programme, a new initiative under the National Health Mission, marks the beginning of the nation’s journey to control Viral Hepatitis and thereby reducing mortality and morbidity attributed to it. It is envisioned that this programme wilt reach large number of persons possible harboring the infection.

In line with the Government of India’s deep commitment towards elimination of viral hepatitis, the “National Action Plan – Viral Hepatitis” was launched by Union Minister of State, Health & Family Welfare. Viral hepatitis is recognized as an important public health problem across the world.

The revolution in hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment through the development of direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) has generated international interest in the global elimination of the disease as a public health threat. In 2017, this led WHO to establish elimination targets for 2030.

Currently, immunisation against hepatitis B requires injectable vaccines, with the first booster shot after one month, and the second after six months.

Treatment will be provided at 25 centres — 22 dist hospitals and three govt medical colleges

LUDHIANA: On the occasion of World Hepatitis Day on July 28, an awareness talk was organized by Dr Nirmaljit Singh Mallhi of SPS Hospital on Saturday, who said rapid changes in lifestyle — like eat

LUCKNOW: Over one crore Indians are carrying the hepatitis C virus infection, according to a review of some 300 studies on the prevalence of the disease in India.

LUDHIANA: The 90% of injecting drug users (IDU) are always at high risk of getting infected with Hepatitis C and even have chances of becoming HIV positive.

The liver is a vital organ that processes nutrients, filters blood and fights infections.

A lack of symptoms makes the diagnosis and treatment of this viral disease difficult. Improved awareness is the only recourse.

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