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Discuss the intensity of Hepatitis problem in India, what are the measures taken by the government to eliminate the different strains prevalent in the country? Explain.

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4. Discuss the intensity of Hepatitis problem in India, what are the measures taken by the government to eliminate the different strains prevalent in the country? Explain. (250 words)

Reference: The Hindu 

Why the question:

Two Americans and a Briton have won the 2020 Nobel Prize for Medicine. The three share the award for discovering and proving that a blood-borne virus could cause Hepatitis C.

Key Demand of the question:

One must discuss the intensity of Hepatitis problem in India, and explain what measures are being taken by the government to eliminate the different strains prevalent in the country.

Directive:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

One can start by talking about the Hepatitis and its prevalence in the country.

Body:

Discuss first the intensity of the problem; Viral hepatitis B and C affect 325 million people worldwide, leading to about 1.4 million deaths a year. It is the second major killer infectious disease after tuberculosis, and 9 times more people are infected with hepatitis than HIV.  In India, around 4 crore people suffering from Hepatitis B and 0.6-1.2 crore people suffering from Hepatitis C.

Then move on to explain Indian Government measures to eliminate Hepatitis Virus like as a measure to eliminate Hepatitis by 2030, in 2018, National Viral Hepatitis Control Programme (NVHCP) was launched as part of National Health Mission etc.

Conclusion:

Conclude by appreciating such a discovery and the possible contributions it can make in making the country Hepatitis free.