Free hepatitis screening camps arranged

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PESHAWAR: On the directive of Governor Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa Iqbal Zafar Jagra, Director Health Services FATA Dr. Jawad Habib khan under the supervision of Program Manager Hepatitis Control Program FATA have arranged free Hepatitis Screening Camps in the targeted areas of Khyber Agency, Bajaur Agency and FR Peshawar.
A total of 3080 screening were carried out, in which 176 cases were confirmed for Hepatitis B & C.
The cases in Khyber were 80 in Bajaur 72 and in FR Peshawar were 24.
All the above positive cases were reffered to PCR Lab FATA Secretariat Peshawar for final confirmation and treatment, whereas a total of 127 number of patients were tested in PCR Lab and amongst them 60 cases were detected HBS/HCV.
All the such camps for Hepatitis Screening will be conducted in entire FATA continuously so as to screen and treat the Positive Cases accordingly.