NATIONAL VIRAL HEPATITIS CONTROL PROGRAMME (NVHCP)

 

  1. Introduction:

Aims & Objectives

  • Elimination of Hepatitis C by 2030
  • Achieve significant reduction in the infected population, morbidity and mortality associated with Hepatitis B and C viz. Cirrhosis and Hepato-cellular carcinoma (liver cancer)
  • Reduce the risk, morbidity and mortality due to Hepatitis A and E. 
    1. Operationalizing National Viral Hepatitis Control Programme in Mizoram
  • Civil Hospital, Aizawl the biggest hospital in the state has been operationalized as Model Treatment Centre since 8thNovemeber, 2019.
  • 1 Physician has been identified as the Nodal Officer  at MTC.

 

State Laboratory :

  • Civil Hospital, Aizawl has been operationalized as the State Laboratory.
  • 1 Microbiologist has been identified as the Nodal Officer for State Lab.

 

District Laboratory:

  • Civil Hospital, Lunglei& State Referral Hospital, Falkawn have been operationalized as District Laboratory.
  • 1 Microbiologist each has been identified as the Nodal Officer for the District Lab.

 

DTC (District Treatment Centre):

District Treatment Centre has been operationalized at District Hospital Champhai, Mamit, Lunglei, Serchhip, Kolasib, Lawngtlai, State Referral Hospital, Falkawn&Siaha.

State Viral Hepatitis Management Unit (SVHMU):

  • SVHMU was set up at Directorate of Hospital & Medical Education, New Secretariat Complex, Khatla under the guidance of State Nodal Officer. 

 

  1. Target
    • Elimination of Hepatitis C by 2030
    • Achieve significant reduction in the infected population, morbidity and mortality associated with Hepatitis B and C.
    • Screening of High Risk Groups on Hepatitis B & C.
    • Screening of Pregnant women on Hepatitis B.
    • Reduce the risk, morbidity and mortality due to Hepatitis A and E. 

    1. Achievements:

    • Day Observance of Viral Hepatitis on 30th July, 2019 at Conference Hall, DHS.
    • Training of Medical Officers on Diagnostic Treatment & Care of Viral Hepatitis on 30th and 31st July, 2019 at Conference Hall, DHME.
    • Training of Pharmacists on Diagnostic Treatment & Care of Viral Hepatitis on 2nd August, 2019 at Recreation Hall, DHME
    • Training of Lab Technicians on Diagnostic Treatment & Care of Viral Hepatitis cum Hands on Training from 17th – 19th September, 2019 at Civil Hospital, Aizawl.
    • Free treatment of HCV started on 8th November, 2019 at Model Treatment Centre Civil Hospital, Aizawl.
    • Hands on Training of MOs, Lab Technicians, DEOs, Peer Support & Pharmacists of Aizawl East &Aizawl West Districts on 11th& 12th December, 2019 at Hotel Floria, Dawrpui.

Problems& Challenges

  • Sample transportation is not regular due to Covid 19 pandemic and due to irregular flight schedule.

 

Future Perspective/Prospect

  • Viral Load Testing of HCV to be carried out in ZMC, Falkawn by utilizing RT-PCR machine.

 

Facts & Figures in the form of data & statistics

There is no data to be shown yet for FY 2019-20 as NVHCP is a new programme and that data is being collected only from new FY i.e., April 2020