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“RUN FOR LIVER HEALTH – RUN FOR HEPATITIS”
Hyderabad, 28th July,2012: The “RUN FOR LIVER HEALTH – RUN FOR HEPATITIS” event was organized on the occasion of WORLD HEPATITIS DAY by Care Hospitals Banjara Hills, GHMC, Rotary, COVA and Channel V6 at People’s Plaza Necklace Road Hyderabad on 28th July 2012 at 6.30 am.
The event was attended and flagged off by many dignitaries prominent among them were Shri Dr.A. Chakrapani ,Chairman Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council , Shri M T Krishna Babu (I A S), Commissioner ,Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Hyderabad, Dr.Koduru Varaprasad Reddy Chairman of the Board Shantha Biotechnics Hyderabad ,Dr.Manisha Bangar Head of Department of Gastroenterology, Dr.Abdul Khaliq Gastroenterology CARE Hospitals Hyderbad , Mrs Christine Lazarus Nominated MLA and Film Actor Suryateja.
All had gathered at the People’s Plaza to raise the awareness for Hepatitis – Infection of the Liver with Hepatitis Virus A, B, C, D, E. Dr Manisha Bangar mentioned in introductory and welcome speech that for the first time a RUN for Liver Health is taking place in Hyderabad. Hepatitis B and C are silent killer diseases. The Hepatitis B & C spread through body fluids & infected blood causing chronic long standing serious liver injury resulting in decreased life span. In India 4- 5 in 100 people are carrying the Hepatitis B Virus and they are potential transmitters of the infection to family members and close contacts. Hepatitis B and C are silent killer diseases as the carrier remains. A symptomatic for a decade or more. Awareness among public and effective vaccination will result in decreased carrier rates.
On this occasion Dr.Varaprasad added that Hepatitis B is more deadly than HIV and causes more number of deaths. The indigenous developed Hepatitis Vaccine by Shantha Biotech is highly effective and economical. Mr. Krishna Babu has emphasized the need for safe life style habits to maintain the good healthy liver. Surya Teja, famous film actor, also argued for the need of vaccination for all citizens.
Rotarian Dr.Nagabhushan said that with continued efforts by all organizations and effective implementation of vaccination program soon we will have India free of Hepatitis B Problem.
A free vaccination of 1st dose of Hepatitis B vaccine and free screening for Hepatitis B was provided at the venue by the organizers. The event was attended by 300 and more people from youth, health care professionals, students and general public.
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