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Indian government plans 10 regional laboratories to estimate hepatitis burden

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g5021 (Published 05 August 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5021
  1. Cheryl Travasso
  1. 1Mumbai

The government in India plans to set up 10 regional laboratories through the National Centre for Disease Control to survey the extent of viral hepatitis in the country.

Shri Lov Verma, secretary of the Department of Health and Family, made the announcement at a round table consultation meeting titled “Viral Hepatitis in India: Gaps, Challenges and Priorities,” held at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi, on 28 July.1 Verma said that, by 2017, …

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