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Hepatitis B and C screening camp at Guwahati Press Club

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  Kathmandu, Nepal      August 22 2019


Guwahati: Dr Rela Institute & Medical Centre, Chennai has organized a daylong Hepatitis B and C screening camp at Guwahati Press Club on 7 September 2019 (11 am to 4 pm). Subsequent expert opinions by consultant hepatologists from the  multi-speciality hospital will also be made available for those participants, who test positive for the
disease.

Currently, chronic Hepatitis B and C are the major burden of the liver diseases in India which eventually lead to cirrhosis of the liver and hepatocellular carcinoma.

However, a simple screening test can provide an opportunity to treat the disease and to identify patients, who are at risk of hepatocellular carcinoma. For the person, diagnosed negative for Hepatitis B can be protected by giving proper vaccines.

The initiative of Dr Rela Institute & Medical Centre (www.relainstitute.com), which can be termed as an important example of  social healthcare initiatives, is expected to benefit member-journalists of the press club in northeast India to fight against Hepatitis B and C.