Haryana has emerged as the first state in the country to treat Hepatitis-C patients through oral medicine, health minister of the state confirmed.
“No patient in the state would suffer from Hepatitis-C disease. For the first time, the state government has included oral medicine in government hospitals. This medicine would be provided free of cost to permanent residents of all categories at the district level. This has benefitted lakhs of patients in Haryana,” Health Minister Anil Vij, during a training workshop organised by the health department
“The medicine and treatment costs about Rs 28,000 to Rs 30,000 in the market, but the state government would provide this facility free of cost,”
Haryana would be the first state where health screening would be done by 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, he added.