Hepatitis B&C screening camp concludes at press club, Guwahati; scribes show excellent health status
Author(s): NJ ThakuriaGuwahati, September 10, 2019: City based scribes, who participated in a daylong Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C screening camp at Guwahati Press Club on 9 September, showed an excellent health status as none was reported...
Guwahati, September 10, 2019: City based scribes, who participated in a daylong Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C screening camp at Guwahati Press Club on 9 September, showed an excellent health status as none was reported positive in the blood tests.
Organized by Dr Rela Institute & Medical Centre from Chennai, the camp witnessed the participation of over 60 media persons where all the
blood samples were tested negative for both the viruses. Marketing officer from Dr Rela Institute in Northeast India, Chiranjib Sarma
along with health workers Siva Kalita and Mrinmoy Dutta conducted the camp.
Currently, chronic Hepatitis B and C are the major burden of the liver diseases in India, which eventually lead to cirrhosis of the liver and
hepatocellular carcinoma. However, a simple screening test can provide an opportunity to treat the disease and to identify patients, who are
at risk of hepatocellular carcinoma. For the person, diagnosed negative for Hepatitis B can be protected by giving proper vaccines.
The initiative of Dr Rela Institute can be termed as an important example of social healthcare initiatives, which is expected to empower member-journalists of the press club to fight against Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C virus.