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ILBS-Delhi Metro campaign against Hepatitis B & C

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Hepatitis awareness drive at Delhi Metro Stations

BS RAWAT
NEW DELHI:
The Empathy Campaign, conducted by the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) in association with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), has concluded its 10-day awareness campaign to sensitise people about viral hepatitis B & C. The campaign was carried out at high footfall locations of the Delhi Metro network.

DMRC has been collaborating with the ILBS over the last one year under which several awareness camps and screening activities have been successfully organized, said a DMRC press statement.

The Empathy Campaign aimed at engaging commuters to generate awareness regarding the silent epidemic of Hepatitis B & C, reaching out to over 10000 commuters every day, it said.

Under this awareness activity by ILBS, informational creatives and graphics related to viral Hepatitis B & C were displayed at high footfall locations of Delhi Metro network.

Dr. Shiv K. Sarin, Director, ILBS, said, “The ‘Delhi Metro Hepatitis Drive’ has given us some confidence that the Delhi public is becoming aware of the menace of Hepatitis B & C. Hopefully the rest of the country would also follow.”

He thanked Mr Mangu Singh, MD, Delhi Metro, for joining hands and supporting the cause.

“In a bid to ensure city wide awareness about these critical issues, we have been actively involved in organising such drives. Once again DMRC has extended their support to the fight against Hepatitis B & C,” said a senior metro spokesperson.


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