Hepatitis C medicine stock-shortage resolved

During third week of October 2023 various call were received from the community regrading shortage of medicines (DAAs) used for treatment of hepatitis C in the Treatment Centre at Bishnupur district. Some patients coming to access medicine from Bishnupur district hospital were not given monthly doses of the medicines needed.

Action taken: The State Nodal Officer for the National Viral Hepatitis Control Program (NVHCP) was contacted over the phone and informed about the situation of medicine shortage at the respective site. She informed us that they have already conveyed the information to the district hospital to collect the medicine from the store room of Directorate of Health Services. We visited the Bishnupur district hospital to meet the District Nodal Officer, and after discussions, a staff was despatched to collect the medicine from State office and stock-shortage was resolved.