Govt to carry out screening test of people in South Kashmir areas

HEPATITIS-C OUTBREAK

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, Feb 3: In the wake of Hepatitis C outbreak in South Kashmir’s Takiya Magam village, the state government Sunday decided to screen people from every adjacent village for the infection and raise awareness about its causes and prevention.
 While the Health Department has already launched the health education programs to prevent the secondary infection in the area, local MLA and minister Peerzada Muhammad Sayeed Sunday assured all possible help to the people.
 Talking to Greater Kashmir Peerzada said the government has decided to screen the villages adjacent to the Takiya Magam to contain the spread of the disease in the area and deal with the situation in the backdrop of increasing cases. “Government will try to bear all the expenses for the treatment of affected people. But, final decision will be taken only after the screening program is complete,” he said. “For now we will hold free medical treatment camp for the affected people.”
 Peerzada stressed upon the local people to adhere to the health department’s guidelines, adopt precautionary measures and maintain proper sanitation and cleanliness in and around the area.The Minister today visited the area to assess the latest situation resulting due to outbreak of Hepatitis C. He was accompanied by a team of Health experts, senior doctors and district officials.
 “The expert teams from Directorate of Health Services Kashmir, SKIMS and Union Health Department are presently assessing the area and have initiated the process of knowing the root cause of the disease,” he said in a statement.
 The statement urged the people of the area to cooperate with the visiting teams so that the disease could be controlled immediately and uprooted well in time. On the occasion, the Minister made an announcement that a Primary Health Centre will be established at the Magam village very soon.

Lastupdate on : Sun, 3 Feb 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 3 Feb 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Mon, 4 Feb 2013 00:00:00 IST




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