Having national program doesn’t mean people will be aware

During the data collection in during December 2023, we identified a person who have confirmed HCV RNA test result but have not initiated his HCV treatment. The reason he cited was because he was unaware of the services available under the national viral hepatitis control program or any further information.

Action Taken: Staff from CoNE assisted the person in conducting his pre-treatment test required to initiate treatment for HCV. Thereafter, the person was linked to the Model Treatment Centre (MTC) at Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences on 26 th Dec 2023 and was provided with Sofosbuvir and Daclatasvir for 12 weeks.