Health Minister Satyendar Jain explained that Hepatitis C was easily treatable with a 12-week medicine course and Hepatitis B could also be prevented.
The ongoing survey aims to establish a public-private partnership to increase Hepatitis B vaccination levels among the Irular tribals in Tamil Nadu.
Kalinga Gastroenterology Foundation (KGF) on Wednesday observed 11th World Hepatitis Day and 21st Hepatitis B Eradication Day. A webinar was organised to mark the occasion.
The Department of Health and Family Welfare released a special postal cover on World Hepatitis Day in association with the India Post.
The key difference between the two is that the transmission (from one human to another) in Covid is via air, breath and hand contact, which is much easier and common than body fluid transmission.
Viral Hepatitis is one of the major healthcare burdens in India, with Hepatitis B and C being particularly chronic and dangerous. It affects over 400 million people globally.
The hospital notes this is a benchmark, difficult to surpass even globally. The 49-year-old patient’s postoperative recovery created another landmark with there being no need for ventilator support.
The study presented two such cases where the Covishield vaccine showed a temporal correlation and hence, most likely acted as a trigger for the development of AIH.