Chandigarh : (zeeharyana.com/Sunita Sharma) Haryana Health Minister, Mr. Anil Vij said that Haryana has become the first state to treat Hepatitis-C patients of all categories through oral medicine. This has benefitted lakhs of patients in Haryana.
Mr. Vij, who was speaking in a training workshop organised by the Department today said that no patient in the state would suffer from Hepatitis-C disease. He said that for the first time, the State government has included oral medicine in government hospitals. This medicine would be provided free of cost to permanent residents of all categories at district level.
The Minister said that Nodal Officers and Monitoring Officers have been deputed to ensure that Hepatitis-C patients would not suffer at any cost. He said that this medicine and treatment costs about Rs 28,000 to 30,000 in the market, but the State Government would provide this facility free of cost.
He said that this disease mostly spreads through infection and the blades used by barbers were also responsible in this direction. Therefore, efforts would be made to inspire barbers to use new blade for every customer.
On this occasion, the Minister launched My State Health mobile application to provide information to doctors about health services. He also released a book titled ‘Standard Operating Procedure’ having detailed information about Hepatitis-C disease.
The Minister said that Haryana would be first state where screening would be done of every person’s body and 35 to 40 necessary tests would be conducted by visiting houses of all residents. The full record of these tests would remain with the Department.
Principal Secretary of the Department, Mr. Amit Jha also spoke on this occasion.