M’sia aims to be Hepatitis C treatment hub

Smooth ceremony: Khairy (third from right) at the signing of a memorandum of collaboration between MHTC and Pharmaniaga at the insigHT Virtual Conference 2021 in Kuala Lumpur. Also present are (from left) Dr Noor Hisham, Mohd Daud, Mustapa, Pharmaniaga Berhad group managing director Datuk Zulkarnain Md Eusope and Deputy Finance Minister Mohd Shahar Abdullah. — FAIHAN GHANI/The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is gearing up to be a regional Hepatitis C treatment hub by offering a combination treatment of ravidasvir and sofosbuvir at affordable rates, says Khairy Jamaluddin.

The Health Minister said Malaysia was able to offer the drug combination as a new medical tourism product after it became the first country to be given conditional approval to provide the treatment.

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