1182867 school going children vaccinated against hepatitis


KARACHI: : Provincial Minister for Health Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar on Monday said that during last month 2838 camps were conducted all over Sindh for screening patients of hepatitis in which 578039 people were screened while 1242927 people were vaccinated.

This he said while presiding over a meeting here in his office. He said that 17212 people were vaccinated at sentinel sites including high risk group, general population, pregnant women, infected from hepatitis C and vaccinated at birth.

He informed that during last month 3582 new patients of hepatitis are registered while 1, 65,482 patients have complotted their treatment. He revealed that 1182867 School going children vaccinated against hepatitis across the Sindh province.

He said 2165 jail inmate’s patients of hepatitis B, C and D had also been treated and efforts were being taken to eradicate hepatitis in the province. Special Secretary Health Dr Riaz Memon also attended the meeting.