Consultative meeting on NVHCP held in Mkg

Attendees of the consultative meeting.

MOKOKCHUNG, AUGUST 27 (MExN): A consultative meeting on National Viral Hepatitis Control Programme (NVHCP) was held at the IDSP Conference Hall, IMDH Mokokchung on August 25.

Welcoming the participants, Dr Limatula Aier, Chief Medical Officer, Mokokchung said that the meeting was convened with a vision to reach the objectives of Viral Hepatitis Elimination by 2030. She sought cooperation and support to highlight the problems in implementing the programme in an effective way.

Dr Partha Rakshit, Deputy Director, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed that the National Viral Hepatitis Control Programme was launched in July 2018 with an aim to prevent and control Viral Hepatitis in India and to achieve the elimination goal by 2030. He urged that the public should be made aware of the free testing and treatment facilities available for Hepatitis patient and to enhance community awareness on Hepatitis. He also stressed on preventive measures, providing early diagnosis and management of Viral Hepatitis at all levels of Health Care Facilities, so as to reduce the risk and mortality due to Hepatitis. 

He also highlighted that Hepatitis B Immune Globuline (HBIg) will be made available for newborns of Hepatitis B Positive mothers. He stated that trainings should be operationalised at laboratories and treatment centers and to develop capacities of functionaries in CHCs, PHCs and H&WCs to implement diagnostic and treatment support.