Montek launches anti-hepatitis campaign

Updated: Jul 28, 2013, 00:31 AM IST

New Delhi: Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia Saturday launched here a free hepatitis vaccination campaign and a programme to prevent injuries to health care workers.

"Initiative for Needle Stick Injury Prevention in Healthcare Workers" campaign was launched by Ahluwalia at a function organised at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences to mark the sixth World Hepatitis Day.

A close to 1.4 million people die every year due to Hepatitis.

IANS