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UGC calls for spreading awareness on hepatitis

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The (UGC) on Monday asked all the universities and colleges to undertake an awareness campaign against B and C on the occasion of Day on Tuesday.

"Nearly 50 million people are infected in our country with B and C. Next to China, has the largest number of subjects infected with Hepatitis B, which commonly gets transmitted from mother to baby," the UGC said in a statement.

"It is requested to take initiatives, on the occasion of 21st Hepatitis Day, to spread awareness amongst the staff and students regarding healthy food habits, managing ideal body weight and to do regular Yoga," the Commission said.

The has launched National Viral Hepatitis Control Programme to provide free testing, diagnosis and drug treatment for and C.

"It is one of the largest initiatives in the world to help people suffering from viral hepatitis," it said.



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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 23:20 IST