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Government launches National Viral Hepatitis Control Programme

Combating Viral Hepatitis on Government's mind Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched National Viral Hepatitis Control Programme to control viral hepatitis C on the occasion of World Hepatitis Day (July 28).
Govt. launches National Viral Hepatitis Control Programme
The programme aims to combat viral hepatitis and reduce mortality and morbidity associated with it.

About the National Viral Hepatitis Control Programme:

  • The programme aims at both prevention and treatment of hepatitis which is among leading causes of liver cancer, cirrhosis of liver and acute liver failure.
  • It aims to treat minimum of 3 lakh hepatitis C cases over a period of three years for eliminating the deadly condition by 2030.
  • The programme is a part of the National Health Mission. 
  • Under it, the expensive antiviral for hepatitis B and C infections will be made available free of cost at all government hospitals. 
  • It will set up and upgrade facilities for diagnosis and treatment primarily of hepatitis B and C.
  • These designated treatment centres will provide free anti-viral to hepatitis C patients.
  • They will also provide hepatitis B vaccine to babies born to mothers carrying the virus within 24 hours of birth.

Question:

Q. The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched which programme to control viral hepatitis C on the occasion of World Hepatitis Day (July 28)?
a. National Bacterial Hepatitis Control Programme
b. National Viral Hepatitis Control Programme
c. National Fungal Hepatitis Control Programme
d. None of the above
Government launches National Viral Hepatitis Control Programme Government launches National Viral Hepatitis Control Programme Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on July 30, 2018 Rating: 5

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