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National Viral Hepatitis Surveillance Programme

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National Viral Hepatitis Surveillance Programme

 

Objectives :

  •  To establish laboratory network for laboratory based surveillance of viral hepatitis in different geographical locations of India.
  •  To ascertain the prevalence of different types of viral hepatitis in different zones of the country.
  •  To provide laboratory support for outbreak investigation of hepatitis through established network of laboratories.
  •  To develop technical material for generating awareness among healthcare providers and in the community about waterborne and blood borne hepatitis.

 

Targets :

· Establishment of laboratory based surveillance for viral hepatitis in the country for collection of data. Development of testing and surveillance guidelines and its dissemination.

·  A network of laboratories with quality testing for hepatitis markers will be established covering the entire country

·  Training of manpower/health care providers in 10 regional labs including NCDC i.e. the reference lab.

·  Development of IEC for providers and community.

·  Establishment of baseline  data  for hepatitis to see the impact 

 

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