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Workshop on Hepatitis C held in Imphal

By Correspondent

IMPHAL, Dec 28 - The treatment cost of Hepatitis C has been drastically reduced from Rs 5/6 lakh to just Rs 60,000 in Manipur.

This came to light during a day-long workshop on �Hepatitis C: an emerging public health problem� held by Centre for Manipur Studies (CMS), Manipur University & Community Network for Empowerment, an NGO, in Manipur University on Monday.

Vice Chancellor, Manipur University Prof HNK Sarma and Prof M Dhaneswar, Dean, School of Physical and Natural Sciences attended the inaugural session of the workshop. In his speech, Prof Sarma gave an optimistic note on control and prevention of the disease. Highlighting the various routes of transmission he was of the opinion that moral education along with parental guidance can help prevent the disease from assuming epidemic proportions.

Prof Dhaneswar raised the issue of stigmatisation arising out of the disease. He suggested the need for equipping the people with the right information. He also said that one should have a healthy lifestyle and proper food habit.

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