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Biocon initiates ‘EK Prayaas’ awareness programme on Hepatitis C

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A nationwide HCV awareness campaign was organised across Tier-I and Tier-II cities

Biocon branded formulations business has launched a new patient support programme ‘Ek Prayaas’ through a nationwide awareness drive for Hepatitis C on the occasion of ‘World Hepatitis Day.’

The ‘Ek Prayaas’ programme in collaboration with healthcare professionals organised a nationwide HCV awareness campaign across Tier-I and Tier-II cities. The programme was aimed to educate the common man about the causes and effects of Hepatitis C.

The Biocon Virology division though in its infancy is extensively engaged with gastroenterologists, hepatologists, blood banks and deaddiction centres to create awareness about HCV, updating HCPs on the recommended HCV management approaches and paving the way towards HCV eradication.

Commenting on this programme, Prakash S Kayal, Senior Director and Business Head, Virology Division, Biocon said, “Through ‘Ek Prayaas’ we aim to increase public awareness on Hep C, enabling early diagnosis and treatment to combat HCV and save several innocent lives. Together with our partners we hope to eradicate HCV in India.”

EP News BureauMumbai

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