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New Delhi: Delhi-based Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences has urged the Central Government to come up with a law to prevent discrimination and social stigma faced by hepatitis patients in India.
Doctors at the premier hospital dedicated for liver care highlighted that there is a need for legal framework to protect patients living with hepatitis B and C from the social discrimination.
"There is a need for a law that ensures no discrimination, ostracization happens to people with any forms of hepatitis, especially HCV and HBV. Today, the situation in several parts of the country is such that hepatitis patients are considered untouchable. This is all due to lack of awareness," ILBS director S K Sarin said at a press conference… (ET Healthworld – PTI, July 19, 2019)