School health prog on Hepatitis B
ITANAGAR, Oct 29: Lower Subansiri District Health Society in collaboration with Bristol-Myers Squibb (India Private Limited) organized 2 days School Health Programme on Hepatitis- B under NRHM at Govt Hr. Sec. School, Ziro on Oct 28 and 29.
11 cases of Hepatitis B were detected out of total 520 tested during the programme.
DC Sadhana Deori monitored the day-long programme and interacted with the students and teachers regarding the testing and counseling of the positive cases. She also directed the school authority to maintain confidentiality regarding the outcome of the tests.
Dr. J Khopey, MD (Pathology) briefed on Hepatitis B infection through power point presentation on Oct 28.
On the second day of the programme DFWO Dr. Nani Rika highlighted the aims and objectives of the School Health Programme and requested the students and teachers to take opportunity of free testing of Hepatitis- B.
DMO, Dr. Hage Tam, briefly highlighted the dangerous nature of Hepatitis -B, mode of transmission and its prevention. He requested all the students to be disciplined in all respect for a healthy life. He further informed the students that Hepatitis- B is one of the most dangerous infection and a silent killer.
The Hepatitis-B test kits were provided free of cost by Bristol-Myers Squibb which was was represented by Pranab Sharma.
Source: The Arunachal Times