LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday said the Punjab government was engaged in an organised campaign to sensitise people through mass media a hepatitis and its cure.
In his message on World Hepatitis Day, Shehbaz said hepatitis was a fatal disease and it could be prevented by following quality health principles and adoption of necessary precautionary measures. The purpose of observing of this day was to provide necessary awareness about the disease to the people in an effective manner.
“It is, therefore, needed that people should be given all necessary information about safety measures related to hepatitis disease so that they could remain safe from it,” he said.
“For the first time in the history of the country, the Punjab government initiated a programme to provide free medicines for hepatitis B and C to the registered patients through courier service,” he remarked.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 28th, 2017.