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Rural areas of Delhi to get access to modern healthcare

Last Updated: Monday, January 14, 2013 - 15:06

New Delhi: People living in rural areas of the capital will soon get access to modern healthcare facilities with Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today asking the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences to launch mobile vans to provide treatment related to liver ailments.

Dikshit also flagged concerns over increasing number of cases of liver getting affected due to huge intake of alcohol as the ILBS chief said over 48 per cent of their liver patients were found to be alcoholic.

"People who take alcohol should know that their liver gets affected. Their families also face problems due to this," she said.

She was reacting to statement made by ILBS chief Dr S K Sarin that 48 per cent of the liver patients who come to the hospital were alcoholic.

At the 3rd Foundation Day of the ILBS, she suggested that the ILBS launch mobile vans in rural areas of the capital to provide treatment to people affected with diseases related to liver.

"Not many people know about ailments related to their liver. There needs to be an awareness and people should get their liver checked regularly. I want ILBS to have mobile vans with medical facilities so that we can help them in their venture," she said.

Responding to a query on Delhi Police, she said everyone wants the force to become "more modern and more sensitive".


First Published: Monday, January 14, 2013 - 15:05

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