Delhi Cabinet today cleared the business model for the state-of-the-art Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) being set up in the capital. The model approved by the Cabinet at its meeting chaired by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit would enable the institute to be self-sufficient in nine years' time, an official spokesman said. The capital cost and the finances for procuring medical equipment would be borne by Delhi Government. The running cost would be given as grant-in-aid annually for the first few years. Patients would not have to pay for diagnosis and treatment, but they will be charged for medicines and consumables. The consultation charges for private patients would be Rs 400 and for semi-private patients Rs 200, while poor patients would be charged only Rs 10. The salary structure of the ILBS would be comparable to AIIMS. Source: PTI News << Teens, Deficient in Vitamin D, May Not have Healthy Lungs an... Anti-reservationists begin hunger strike >> Recommended Reading Current Treatments for Liver Cancer Current Treatments for Liver Cancer (also known as hepatoma or hepatocellular carcinoma) can result in complete cure of the disease if it is detected early. READ MORE Fatty Liver Disease: A Growing Health Problem in India Non alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the leading cause of liver dysfunction worldwide and is a rapidly growing health problem in India. READ MORE Hepatitis A Hepatitis A is the most benign of the hepatitis viruses and usually has no long term side effects. Hepatitis A vaccine is available that is 95% effective in preventing the disease. READ MORE Living Donor Liver Transplant: What Are the Risks? The risk of dying as a result of a living donor liver segment removal is between 0.2-2.0%. The risk of morbidity is anywhere between 1.3% (in highly experienced centers) to 60%. READ MORE Milk Thistle Milk Thistle is a resourceful natural plant which has many medicinal benefits. In herbal medication milk thistle is used in cases of liver diseases. READ MORE Wilson's Disease This is a rare inherited systemic disorder of copper metabolism, affecting the liver mainly before other organs. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Vent Forte (Theophylline) Color Blindness Calculator Blood Pressure Calculator More News on: Hepatitis ALiverWilson's DiseaseMilk ThistleCurrent Treatments for Liver CancerFatty Liver Disease: A Growing Health Problem in IndiaLiving Donor Liver Transplant: What Are the Risks?