|Early Times Report|
JAMMU, Feb 17: A three days training cum workshop for Specialists, Medical Officers and Laboratory Technicians on laboratory diagnosis of Viral Hepatitis under National Viral Hepatitis Control Programme was today inaugurated at Super Specialty Hospital, Jammu by Bhupinder Kumar, Mission Director, National Health Mission, J&K in presence of Dr. Sunanda Raina, Principal Government Medical College, Jammu.
On this occasion Mission Director, National Health Mission said that Viral Hepatitis is recognised as a public health problem worldwide including India and our country is committed to eliminate the Viral Hepatitis- C by 2030 and reduce the morbidity and mortality due to Hepatitis-B in line with Sustainable Development Goals. He said that, the 3 day training programme will emphasise on techniques and ways to screen general population with a special focus on high risk groups like Intravenous drug users, People getting injections from informal providers, Newborns of carrier mothers, Migrants & truckers, Persons on hemodialysis, First degree relatives of persons affected with viral hepatitis, Health Care Workers who are more prone to get Hepatitis infection. He further added that the National Viral Hepatitis Control Programme, a new initiative under National Heath Mission, marks the beginning of the Nation's journey to control Viral Hepatitis thereby reducing mortality and morbidity attributed to it.