Chennai Hospital Conducts Hepatitis Screening and Liver Health Awareness Program

The program was conducted at the High Court in Madras and the Sri Lankan Deputy High Commission in Chennai on July 27, ahead of World Hepatitis Day.

Liver Disease and Transplant Center at Kauvery Hospital, a multi-specialty healthcare chain in Tamil Nadu, conducted a hepatitis screening and liver health awareness program at the High Court of Madras and at the Deputy High Commission of Sri Lanka in Chennai on July 27, ahead of World Hepatitis Day. The camp was organized in association with Lion’s Club Chennai Coral and Lion’s Club Kongunadu. The camp stressed the importance of hepatitis screening and vaccinations for prevention as well as precautions to keep the liver healthy.

Speaking on the camp, T Chandrasekaran, Chief Justice, Small Causes Court, High Court Buildings, Chennai said, “We are delighted that this camp is being organized for all Madras High Court staff and lawyers. Awareness of viral hepatitis needs to improve, and by organizing such screening camps, we encourage people to monitor their liver health. »

Chronic viral hepatitis is a common and life-threatening viral infection that often goes undiagnosed and untreated. “Early detection and prompt treatment can save lives. This year, the theme for World Hepatitis Day is “Hepatitis Can’t Wait” – making hepatitis diagnosis and care available outside of hospitals. Much of the population goes to health centers at an advanced stage, where they become incurable, resulting in liver transplant. Regular screening and education can help prevent complications. There are also vaccines available to prevent hepatitis, and it is mandatory for people to take the vaccines based on the advice of the medical expert,” said Dr. Elankumaran, Center for Liver Diseases and Transplantation, Kauvery Group of Hospitals.

About 400 members of the High Court of Madras and the Deputy High Commission of Sri Lanka in Chennai have benefited from the camp.

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