Indore : On the second day of the 56th Annual Gastroenterology Conference, ISGCON-15, the experts have laid emphasis on providing free vaccines of Hepatitis-B to people and requested the government to take immediate action in this regard.
Expressing concern over increase in Hepatitis-B cases, Dr Shiv Sarin said, “Millions of people are suffering from the disease in our country and the number is increasing. The need of the hour is a strong campaign, similar to pulse polio and if we start giving vaccination to every child from tomorrow, then we can eradicate the disease by 2080.”
He said 90% of infants are infected with Hepatitis-B from their mothers and these patients couldn’t get rid of the disease anyway but can stay healthy by taking proper medicines. But, chances of curing Hepatitis-B caused by blood transfusion are 99 percent.