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ILBS with NCRTC campaign to create awareness on Hepatitis B & C menace

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An awareness talk was organised to sensitise and educate staff followed by a free health camp

The Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) in association with National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) organised ‘I Pledge…(my support)’ activity at NCRTC’s Corporate Office recently. All the NCRTC employees including the staff and workers availed the benefit of the campaign. This activity was undertaken as a part of ‘Empowering People Against Hepatitis: The EMPATHY Campaign’ Project supported by Airports Authority of India (AAI), being implemented by ILBS that aims to spread pan India awareness on the menace of viral hepatitis B & C.

An awareness talk was organised to sensitise and educate staff on various aspects of Hepatitis, followed by a free health camp for screening of Hepatitis B & C along with the vaccination for Hepatitis B. Dr Neeraj Raizada, Assistant Professor-Epidemiology, and PI (Project Empathy), ILBS and senior officials of NCRTC were present on the occasion.

Dr Neeraj Raizada, gave the key note address and explained the importance of screening for Hepatitis B & C. He also emphasised on the vaccination against Hepatitis B and encouraged people to get themselves tested and vaccinated for the same.

He said, “Many people are still unaware about the menace of this viral disease, there is an urgent need to act against Hepatitis. We need to generate dialogue and create awareness on this issue to end this epidemic. It is vital to act and get tested in time. We have cost-effective and high-impact interventions and vaccinations available to prevent these infections. Need of the hour is community dialogue and action.”

To address the problem of Hepatitis B & C, ILBS has undertaken a comprehensive programme, namely, ‘Empowering People Against Hepatitis: The EMPATHY Campaign, conceptualised by Dr Shiv Kumar Sarin, Director, Institute of Liver & Biliary Sciences. This cause is supported by Airports Authority of India (AAI) under its CSR, to generate awareness on Hepatitis B and C across India through multi-pronged advocacy s-Your data has been truncated.

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