NEW DELHI : Social jurist Ashok Agarwal has alleged that a Delhi government hospital has run out of Hepatitis C medicines, causing inconvenience to hundreds of patients.
He told DTMT, “A Burma refugee couple Nang Sian Vung, 48, and Lian Khan, 45, are Hepatitis C patients since 2015 and undergoing treatment in Delhi government run GB Pant Hospital. Doctors have prescribed medicines but the hospital failed to provide it to the couple.”
The couple is too poor to buy these expensive medicines from the market. The result is that they are not taking medicine and their condition is deteriorating day by day, Mr Agarwal added.
He said that around 30 Hepatitis C patients visit G.B. Pant Hospital every day. He had written to the hospital authorities to restore the supply of these medicines.
He claimed that currently there is no stock of Hepatitis C drugs in the hospital
“We urge the Delhi government to restore supply of Hepatitis C medicines in G.B. Pant Hospital and extend treatment of viral hepatitis to other hospitals in the capital too,” Advocate Agarwal, who is also president of an NGO, said.
Recently, Delhi Health minister Satyendar Jain announced in an event that all patients suffering from Hepatitis C will get crucial drugs free of cost at Delhi government run hospitals.