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Haryana the First State to treat Hepatitis-C Patients with Oral Medicine

Published on November 11, 2017
Haryana has become the first state in the country to treat Hepatitis-C patients through oral medicine
  • The state government has included oral medicine in government hospitals which would be provided free of cost to permanent residents of all categories at the district level. 
  • Haryana would be the first state where health screening would be done of everyone and 35 to 40 necessary tests would be conducted by visiting houses of all residents. 
  • The full record of these tests would remain with the department

What is Hepatitis-C?

  • Hepatitis C is an infectious disease caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV) that affects the liver.
  • It often leads to liver disease and occasionally cirrhosis.
  • In some cases, those with cirrhosis will develop complications such as liver failure, liver cancer, or dilated blood vessels in the oesophagus and stomach
  • People often have mild or no symptoms and occasionally a fever, dark urine, abdominal pain, and yellow-tinged skin occurs.

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