New Delhi: “Government is committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination on the basis of a patient suffering from Hepatitis.” This was stated by Mr J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare at the 4th National Technical Consultation on Viral Hepatitis on the occasion of ‘World Hepatitis Day’ on 28th July. The theme of the workshop was ‘Framework of National Program on Viral Hepatitis in India.’
The Health Minister further stated that the Government is working on the National Action Plan for Hepatitis C which shall be completed by December, 2017 and will be rolled out subsequently next year. The entire funding for this shall be provided by the Government of India, Mr Nadda said.
The Health Minister informed that the Government is planning to bring out notification for screening Hepatitis C and is planning to implement it till the district level