During October 2023 our data enumerator came across a respondent. He fulfilled all criteria to initiate treatment for hepatitis B (HBV) under the guidelines of the India National Viral Hepatitis Control Program (NVHCP). Unfortunately, he had not initiated his treatment despite being eligible.
Action taken: The respondent was provided with basic information on the NVHCP guidelines, criteria for initiating treatment, benefits of initiating HBV treatment. He was linked to the Model Treatment Center (MTC), JNIMS under National program and was initiated on treatment in November 2023.