Aster DM Healthcare, the leading healthcare brand in Kerala, launches 'B Aware. B Negative', a 100-day campaign held statewide for screening Hepatitis B. The campaign will be spearheaded by Aster DM Healthcare's diagnostic wing, Aster Labs, which has over 100 centers in Kerala.
The campaign is launched in celebration of World Liver Day on April 19th and is set to be held till World Hepatitis Day, on July 28th. Hepatitis B (Rapid Card Test) screening will be available for free at all outlets, making it accessible to everyone.
Screenings will be available at all Aster Labs and Aster Pharmacies across Kerala. Patients who test positive will also be offered a free consultation with an expert hepatologist at Aster Hospitals in Kerala. For more details, contact 81290 81291.
"Viral Hepatitis B is a dangerous infection that usually goes unnoticed in most people, due to lack of accessibility to proper screening tests. Most people do not feel any symptoms until it develops into a chronic illness. 'B Aware. B Negative' aims to help diagnose and resolve these infections in our lives, before it becomes a grave issue", said Dr. Mathew Jacob, Senior Consultant – Hepatobiliary Surgery and Multi Organ Transplant. "All the healthcare wings under Aster DM Healthcare have joined hands to initiate this 100-day campaign, around the state, and we hope this initiative will help rescue many lives", said Farhan Yasin, Vice President, Aster India.