To tackle the burden of viral hepatitis, VFAHT in collaboration with the Hepatitis & Infection Control Program, Punjab, organized a Hepatitis B & C Screening and Vaccination Camp at Services Institute of Medical Sciences, Lahore, on March 16, 2022. These camps are being held under the campaign of “Hepatitis Free Campuses” by Infection Prevention and Control Foundation. This activity also addressed the general concerns regarding this disease and aimed to raise awareness about the gravity of hepatitis spread and preventive measures. The team showed full adherence to COVID-19 SOPs during the camp.
Table 01: Hepatitis B & C Screening
|Screening Test Method||HBV and HCV RDTs (Rapid Diagnostic Testing Kits)|
|Population Age Range (Years)||17-60 years|
|No. of Population Screened||421||167 (39.7%)||254 (60.3%)|
Table 02: Hepatitis B Vaccination
|Total Eligible Population Covered||HbsAg
|267||421||421||267 (63.4%)||267 (100%)||267 (100%)|