Walk for the cause HEPATITIS in Dharamshala

Jul 27, 2018 17:45 | Health & Religion

Dharamshala (Arvind Sharma ) 27/07/18

Under the initiative of Fortis Hospital Kangra ,The Press Club of Dharamshala , Lions Club , Red Cross Society ,Tibetan Government’s  Delek Hospital and  Educare Naddi group are jointly organising a Walkathon at Dharamshala on Friday ‘THE WORLD HEPATITIS DAY’.

This walk shall be lead by  Padamshree Prof Yogesh Chawla, former Director PGI Chandigarh and shall be supported by Indian Medical association Dharamshala.

Akhilesh Bharti president of press club Dharamshala said, “The walk for a cause shall   be flagged off at 8 am from War Memorial Dharamshala and will close at BDO Office at 9.30 am followed by a ceremonial event there. I request everyone to join this Nobel cause.”

Worldwide in 2015, hepatitis A occurred in about 114 million people, chronic hepatitis B affected about 343 million people and chronic hepatitis C about 142 million people. In the United States, NASH affects about 11 million people and alcoholic hepatitis affects about 5 million people. Hepatitis results in more than a million deaths a year, most of which occur indirectly from liver scarring or liver cancer.

Reports say that in India, as per latest estimates, 40 million people are chronically infected with hepatitis B and six to 12 million people are chronically infected with hepatitis C.

HEV is the most important cause of epidemic hepatitis, though HAV is more common among children. Most acute liver failures diagnosed are attributable to HEV.