Modassa Points Finger at Gujarat Govt For Hepatitis B

by Tanya Thomas on  February 23, 2009 at 10:15 AM Indian Health News
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 Modassa Points Finger at Gujarat Govt For Hepatitis B
According to residents of Hepatitis-B striken Modassa in Gujarat, the state's apathy has led to the uncontrolled and rapid spread of the deadly communicable disease.

They demanded that a team of expert doctors must visit every home and conduct analytical check-ups of every individual.

"Doctors must visit every home and check whether somebody is suffering from Hepatitis or any other disease," said Tarlika Vankar, whose only brother succumbed to this deadly viral fever.

Kiran Patel whose father died of this viral infection, said, "We feel that the Government is sleeping and not serious about the condition. No medical team visited here because doctors came and asked only as to what has happened.

The Government is not doing anything."

The death toll in Modasa and adjoining areas of Sabarkantha district has gone up to 35.

Amidst all the emotional confusion, scores of infected persons are undergoing treatment at various hospitals in the District.

On its part, the Government of Gujarat has claimed that it had sent medical teams to the affected areas.

Earlier, Gujarat Health Minister Jayanarayan Vyas mentioned in the State Legislature that 224 medical teams have been deployed in the District.

Simultaneously, the heath authorities have also claimed to have circulated 30,000 pamphlets and launched a public awareness campaign to create awareness on Hepatitis-B.

According to media reports, at least 77 cases of hepatitis-B outbreak have been reported in Sabarkantha District.

Source: ANI
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