Aiming to prevent and treat hepatitis which is among leading causes of liver cancer, cirrhosis of liver and acute liver failure, the government of India has launched National Viral Hepatitis Control Programme.
With this initiative, Government is strongly committed to work towards elimination of viral hepatitis by 2030.” This was stated by J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare as he launched the National Viral Hepatitis Control Program to mark the World Hepatitis Day, 2018, here today. At the function, Shri J P Nadda also released the Operational Guidelines for National Viral Hepatitis Control Program, National Laboratory Guidelines for Viral Hepatitis Testing and National Guidelines for Diagnosis and Management of Viral Hepatitis. Shri Manoj Sinha, MoS (Independent Charge), Ministry of Communication also released the Commemorative Stamp at the occasion.
Ashwini Kumar Choubey and Anupriya Patel, Ministers of State for Health and Family Welfare along with Preeti Sudan, Secretary (Health), Ananta Narayan Nanda, Secretary, Dept. of Posts and Dr S Venkatesh, DGHS were also present at the launch function.
Addressing the participants, Nadda said that under the guidance of Honorable Prime Minister, Narendra Modi the Ministry is aggressively addressing the preventable diseases. J P Nadda said that there has been a paradigm shift in designing the programme. “Programmes are now designed at the ground level and all stakeholders are taken into the consideration. We are now making sure that the last person gets the benefit out of it,” he said