Vice President calls for periodic screening of liver to detect high-risk patients
KS Diwan/ royalpatiala.in/ Chandigarh
The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has stressed the importance of periodic screening of liver to detect people at high risk to liver diseases and take preventive action.
Inaugurating a two-day medical camp organized by the Vice President’s Secretariat in coordination with the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi for all the staff, Delhi Police, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) security personnel and others working in Vice President’s residence, Naidu pointed out that the liver was a crucial indicator for many diseases and emphasized the need for periodic screening for evaluating the liver’s condition.
The tests were conducted by a team led by renowned Hepatologist and Director, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, Prof. Dr. Shiv Kumar Sarin.
During the two-day medical camp, tests are conducted to assess the liver’s health through screening by Fibro Scan, which measures the stiffness of the liver. Besides, blood tests were also conducted to check for Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. As part of the camp, a Mobile Liver Screening Van was also stationed at the medical camp.
The Mobile Liver Screening Van has so far screened the liver condition of 16,000 people in Delhi.
The Vice President and his spouse, Usha Naidu also underwent screening at the camp.