Wait over for Hep C screening


  • Nation Premium
  • Saturday, 28 Jul 2018

The cure: FIND HCV country project manager Sem XiaoHui showing the rapid diagnostic test kit for Hepatitis C at the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative office in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur.

KUALA LUMPUR: In another step up for Malaysia on access to Hepatitis C diagnosis and treatment, 50,000 rapid diagnostic test kits will be made available to high-risk patients in selected clinics.

Global health non-profit body Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) – in collaboration with Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative – will help the Health Ministry to kick-start the screening process in a big way.

Article type: metered
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights
   

Next In Nation

Murder probe on guardians over death of eight-year-old girl in Ipoh Premium
Cops identify lorry driver seen driving dangerously in viral video Premium
No criminal element in security guard assaulting reporter case, say police Premium
TMJ, Che' Puan Besar spend time with special needs' kids at Legoland Premium
RM5,000 each to improve teachers' rooms at Johor schools, says MB Premium
JB Health Office shuts eatery down after viral video of alleged food poisoning Premium
Policeman fined for using phone while driving Premium
Covid-19: Almost 30pc of children in Malaysia fully vaccinated Premium
Covid-19 Watch: 2,239 new cases, nationwide ICU bed usage at 56.3pc Premium
Eight-year-old girl killed in Ipoh, police suspect abuse Premium

Others Also Read