KGMU Lucknow conducts a webinar on World Hepatitis Day
Every year 28 July is observed as WORLD HEPATITIS DAY to raise awareness of viral hepatitis, an inflammation of the liver that causes severe liver disease and hepatocellular cancer.
Every year 28 July is observed as WORLD HEPATITIS DAY to raise awareness of viral hepatitis, an inflammation of the liver that causes severe liver disease and hepatocellular cancer. This year's WHO theme is "Hepatitis can't wait", which conveys the urgency of efforts that is needed to eliminate hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030.
On this occasion, Prof Dr Amita Jain, Head of the microbiology department, KGMU conducted a webinar on overview, laboratory diagnosis and clinical management of hepatitis viruses to create awareness among the people. The chief guests of the session were Hon'ble Vice Chancellor KGMU Lt Gen (Dr) Bipin puri, & Prof Dr R.K Dhiman, Director ,SGPGI Lucknow. Webinar included the epidemiology, risk factors, national hepatitis control programme, laboratory diagnosis and clinical management by highly eminent speakers Dr Sumit Rungta, Dr Vikasendu Agarwal, Dr Suruchi Shukla, Dr Amit goel respectively. It was attended by 150 delegates from different districts. It was quite informative session in which speakers touched many critical areas and made us aware about the emerging scenario of hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus implications prevention and its treatment. With a person dying every 30 seconds from a hepatitis related illness – even in the current COVID-19 crisis – we can't wait to act on viral hepatitis.