Faisalabad has little success in cure of Hepatitis C

July 10, 2018





Hepatitis C infections are major health challenge for Faisalabad.

With only three major government hospitals, the patients run pillar to post for treatment facility in the city of 7.8 million.

According a report by a NGO, every fourth person in the city is affected by the Hepatitis C. In five Faisalabad union councils, at least 80 percent of the population is affected.

Pakistan has the second highest prevalence of hepatitis C in the world.

Three years ago, the Punjab government launched a drive to provide free hepatitis treatment to citizens at their door steps, but the disease is rampant in the city.

The health department could only register 6,000 patients, with thousands still awaiting treatment.
 
 

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