News Date: 1st Aug, 11
According to a Press release statement, Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) was discovered by Professor Blumberg 44 years ago.
He developed the first Hepatitis B Vaccine two years later. Unfortunately, even now, 400 million people in the world are chronically infected by this virus. 15-40 % of these individuals will develop serious complications - cirrhosis and cancer..
MIOT Hospitals decided to take up the challenge of creating awareness among school children and the public regarding HBV infection and the value of vaccination..
Their “LIVER 4 LIFE” campaign was introduced which was an initiative to change this scenario and to work towards eradicating the infection..
As a part of this initiative, they had also conducted a Health Quiz for schools in the city..
Recently, they had organized a free Hepatitis B vaccination camp. 1,70,000 invitations have been sent to the public and 22,070 children in 13 schools have been given free coupons. They had also arranged a Health Exhibition and a free Hepatitis B screening programme as well.
MIOT Hospitals, through its Advanced Center for GI and Liver Diseases is committed to spreading this message to different parts of the country.