Hepatitis C Current Affairs - 2020

July 28: World Hepatitis Day

Every year, World Hepatitis Day is marked by the World Health Organization and various other organizations all over the world. The day is marked to encourage actions, partners and public for greater response towards controlling Hepatitis. This year, the World Hepatitis Day is marked on the following theme Theme: Hepatitis-Free Future Why July 28? July Read More…

Hetero’s injectable ‘Covifor’ gets DCGI approval for COVID-19 Treatment

For the treatment of COVID-19 positive cases, on 21st June 2020, Hyderabad based pharmaceutical company -Hetero Drugs has received approval from the Drug Controller General of India (a department under- CDSCO: Central Drugs Standard Control Organization) for manufacturing and marketing of antiviral drug Remdesivir. Brandname for Marketing Under the brand name ‘Covifor’, Hetero Pharmaceuticals’ generic Read More…

Government to launch new scheme for free treatment of Hepatitis C

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is going to roll out National Programme for Control of Viral Hepatitis , a new scheme free treatment of Hepatitis C from the 2018-19 financial year. Under the new scheme, the focus will be on anti-viral treatment of Hepatitis C which will be provided free at all Read More…

Haryana becomes first state to treat Hepatitis-C patients with oral medicine

Haryana became India’s first state to treat Hepatitis-C patients of all categories through oral medicine. This is for first time, state government has included oral medicine in government hospitals. This oral medicine will be provided free of cost for permanent residents of all categories at the district level. The medicine and treatment costs about Rs Read More…

Punjab Government launches Mukh Mantri Punjab Hepatitis C Relief Fund

The Punjab government has launched a special fund “Mukh Mantri Punjab Hepatitis C Relief Fund” to provide free treatment for patients affected by Hepatitis C. With this initiative, Punjab became the first Indian state to provide free treatment to confirmed cases of Hepatitis C. Key Facts The fund will have initial corpus of 20 crore Read More…