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Punjab records 23% rise in Hepatitis C patients seeking treatment in govt hosps

DNDEL6978 | 7/15/2017 | Author : Srishti Choudhary | WC :246 | Health



Chandigarh: With a prevalence of 3.2 per cent, which is higher than the national average of nearly one per cent, Hepatitis C has become a looming health concern for Punjab, which has recorded an increase of 23 per cent in Hepatitis C patients in government hospitals in last three months.
A year after it became the first state to provide free treatment to Hepatitis C patients, over 31,374 have sought treatment from government hospitals under the scheme till date, as per government data.
The number of patients seeking treatment has recorded an increase of nearly 23 per cent in last three months, with the number increasing from nearly 24,000 in April to 31,374 in July. Sangrur, Muktsar, and Bathinda primarily emerged as the
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