2nd World Hepatitis B Eradication Day     



The 2nd WORLD HEPATITIS B ERADICATION DAY was observed in the evening on 28 July 2002 at Hotel CROWN, Bhubaneswar. The function was organized by THE HEPATITIS BERADICATION MISSION of KALINGA GASTROENTEROLOGY FOUNDATION,Cuttack. This was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Health Minister of Orissa, Sri Debi Prasad Mishra who praised the Kalinga Gastroenterology Foundation for the noble cause they had adopted and the novel way of educating the masses about the silent killer disease Hepatitis B. He stressed that it was important that Organisations like the Kalinga Gastroenterology Foundation should continue the good work of educating the public as well as the doctors in this field. About 200 physicians, pediatricians, media persons, eminent citizens and senior bureaucrats participated in this meet.To encourage people working in

the field of Hepatitis B Eradication, the KGF decided to institute an award every year to persons who have made remarkable contributions in this field. The Hon’ble Health Minister Mr Mishra gave the inaugural award of “KGF Sammana” to journalist Farhat Amin. This award was given to her by the Kalinga Gastroenterology Foundation for her tremendous contributions in the field of spreading awareness about the dreaded Hepatitis B among the poor people and organizing funds for Hepatitis B vaccination for poor girls from the lower

socioeconomic strata during the last one year.

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