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465 HEPATITIS–B VACCINATION CAMP AT SAKINAKA

posted Jan 6, 2019, 10:21 PM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Jan 6, 2019, 10:21 PM ]
26-December-2018, Mumbai: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) Mumbai, conducted a free Hepatitis-B & C vaccination camp for the people of L.B.S. slum in Sakinaka. This was the second such camp in this area. 45 people were vaccinated in this camp held under the aegis of ‘MGL Disha Project.’

Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C is an infection of liver. It spread through contact with the blood and bodily fluids of an infected person. Hepatitis threatens the liver’s ability to function. It can cause chronic liver disease and puts people at high risk of death from liver cirrhosis or cancer. Its vaccine is very costly but it was given free of cost to poor people from the slum. One patient was identified positive during this camp and was referred to Americare health centre for counselling and further treatment.