Kolkata, Nov 5 (IBNS): Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation (BMSF) in association with Liver Foundation Sunday organised - 'Hope' a three-day conference to spread awareness on harmful effects and preventive measures of Diabetes and Hepatitis, here.
West Bengal Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare Chandrima Bhattacharya inaugurated the conference with the Director of BMSF Phangisile Mtshali Manciya and the President of BMSF John Damonti along with West Bengal Director of Health Services Biswa Ranjan Sathpathi.
On the completion of 5 years of ‘Delivering Hope’ programme in India, John Damonti expressed that already 18 projects have been initiated in India by BMSF to fight hepatitis B and C to educate and aware people against these sharing best practices for its preventive measures.
Speaking on this, Chandrima Bhattacharya praising Manciya’s steps which started from 1000 awareness programmes in India focused on the roles of the government that has taken initiatives to prevent hepatitis by introducing vaccination programmes in health centres and hospitals in rural and urban area as well.
“Very soon the government would be getting success to eradicate hepatitis from West Bengal and India with bigger achievement,” Bhattacharya said.
She added, “Kolkata with all its minus points is the best city among others”.
The conference followed with a good exhibition of handcrafts made by the hepatitis patients themselves.