Haryana becomes first state to treat Hepatitis-C patients with oral medicine
Haryana became India’s first state to treat Hepatitis-C patients of all categories through oral medicine. This is for first time, state government has included oral medicine in government hospitals.
This oral medicine will be provided free of cost for permanent residents of all categories at the district level. The medicine and treatment costs about Rs 28,000 to Rs 30,000 in market, but state government will provide it free.
Hepatitis is a medical condition in which there occurs inflammation of liver cells and its complications vary with type of infection. There are 5 types of hepatitis viz. A, B, C, D and E. Each type is caused by a different hepatitis virus. It is mostly caused by a group of viruses called hepatitis viruses and also be caused by intoxicants like drugs, alcohol, chemicals and other infections and autoimmune diseases. The disease mostly spreads through infection and blades used by barbers were also responsible for this.