Indian association questions plan for hepatitis B immunisationBMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7569.621-c (Published 21 September 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:621
- Ganapati Mudur
- New Delhi
The Indian Medical Association has criticised a government proposal to expand universal immunisation against the hepatitis B virus throughout India, saying that it would be “wasteful spending” on a low priority health problem.
In a report sent to the health ministry, the association said that a systematic review of studies indicates that the rate of chronic carriage of hepatitis B in India is 1.6% and not 4% as projected. …