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Punjab Government launched Mukh Mantri Punjab Hepatitis C Relief Fund

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Punjab Government had initiated a special fund named as “Mukh Mantri Punjab Hepatitis C Relief Fund” by Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal.

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Focus: To provide Free treatment for patients affected by Viral Disease Hepatitis C

First State in the Country to afford free treatment to Hepatitis C affected Person

Initial Contribution: Rs 20 Crore

Chief Minister believed that the scheme will be lasted to alleviate the sufferings of people due to Hepatitis C in general and their family especially

He added that State government was engaged to provide the best health care services to the people at reasonable costs

Director PGIMER and Head of the Hepatology Department Yogesh Chawla welcomed the scheme and pointed out that Punjab state is having large number of Hepatitis C cases

About 10 Lakh cases are susceptible and 6 lakh people required treatment

Treatment measure such as Injectable Peg-Interferon is expensive and unaffordable by public

Principal Secretary Health and Family Welfare, Vini Mahajan stated that Free treatments for Hepatitis C will be given in State Government Medical Colleges of Patiala, Amritsar and Faridkot and 22 district hospitals

Procedures of the Scheme:                                                                                    

  • The Scheme is eligible to all the residents of Punjab and the cases will be registered in 25 hospitals
  • The medicines will be provided during the treatment after examination and testing by the medical specialists

About Punjab

  • Capital                     Chandigarh
  • Governor                 Kaptan Singh Solanki
  • Chief Minister         Parkash Singh Badal