Feel proud & get vaccinated for Agartala
The Holy Remarkable, Tegore’s blessed territory and Historical Place with its 163 yrs (Since 1849 -2012) ancient values, the Agartala City will soon turn to be the safest city as a First city with cent percent Hepatitis B vaccinated population and Hepatitis B free.
1419 Bangabda will also be Hopefully the safest year to the Agartala City indeed and forever too with such fruitful pro-people and youthful effort of a mankind supportive Doctor – Pradip Bhaumik, who believe from the depth of his heart that the “health is Wealth” and dreams for a safe healthy Agartalaian family. With his single focusing mind & heartiest planed effort, it surely be possible that the Agartalaian family will be considered as a only Hepatitis B vaccinated and Free society, which also may uplift the human resource index of our Agartala.
Hepatitis Foundation Of Tripura designed a Mass Hepatitis B vaccination program for Hepatitis B eradication exclusively for the Agartalaian family on 15th April 2012 from 9am to 4pm at 70 permanent & temporary centers run by the volunteer of the HFT. The program will be supported by the Agartala Municipal Council, Agartala with the Health Dept. of Govt. of Tripura.
Hepatitis Foundation of Tripura is in the field of Hepatitis-B prevention since 2002. The basic aim of foundation is awareness generation, immunization against Hepatitis-B and early detection and treatment. The foundation received constant help and support from the Govt. of Tripura, particularly Dept. of Health in its endeavor to make Tripura Hepatitis- B free. The foundation runs 31(Thirty One) Hepatitis Clinics on every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. throughout the State for Hepatitis-B Vaccination. The foundation has successfully implemented three “Hepatitis-B Eradication Program” in Tripura which is the only effort of its kind in the country. The foundation has made “Hepatitis-B Awareness Program” as part of lifestyles of HFTians. The foundation could achieve exemplary success in Hepatitis-B vaccination in Tripura and till now almost 7.5 lacs people of Tripura has been vaccinated which is 20.76% of total population. The achievement of the organization has already been recognized by the national and international health care organizations and foreign Govt / Govt bodies. Our neighbor Bangladesh also awarded Dr Pradip Bhaumik for his efforts in the field to make the Tripura Hepatitis B free with Mother Teresa Award of excellence in recent past. Dr Bhaumik also got the opportunity trice in 2009, 2010, 2011 as a Hon’ble invitee to teach the international fraternity about his experience and effort through which the tiny state Tripura is holding head high with a status of 20.76% hepatitis B free and vaccinated status.
“Charity begins at Home”. Hepatitis Foundation of Tripura has also its own liability to establish the same thought in its own activities & planning. The Thought backed as inspiration to get start with the dream to make the city of Ujjayanta a only Hepatitis B vaccinated & free city on earth. After acquiring lot of experience and expertise in mass vaccination, the Foundation is now planning to concentrate on Agartala, the capital city of Tripura. The upcoming challenge one – the Program of Hepatitis Foundation of Tripura - “Hepatitis-B Free Agartala City” will be commence on 15th April 2012, a day long effort against a deadly disease to prevent the virus and to prevail the mankind of Agartala with its more potency as HFT also believein Human Resource Development.
The basic idea is to make Model Agartala city “The First Hepatitis-B Free City of India”.
It is estimated that we have already vaccinated 1.05 lacs people of Agartala. Our target is to cover at least 80% of total population. Total 70 Centers will be co-opted in 35 wards to offer the campaigning facility to the next step of the door of any Agartalaian. All Health facility infrastructures will be considered as Centre for vaccination.
The Model capital Agartala of Tripura State of North Eastern India is a Multifaceted model city with mixed culture of Bangalees and nineteen tribes group. The Agartalaian Family has 5,12,264 member in population As par latest census 2011, living here in total area of 92 Sq. Km.
Hepatitis terminology directly indicates to Hepatic gland and the Post-fix “titis’’ means inflammation of the indicated organ. In human body anatomy, The Hepatic Gland known as liver is the largest organ of the body weighting 1.5 Kg and situated at right upper quadrant of abdomen. The Liver is the principle metabolic organ. This powerful organ is usually neglected by the individual and the Liver diseases were equally neglected by the health planer of the country. Taking this chance the smallest organism “Hepatitis Virus” dares to destroy the liver. Alcohol, drug and other co-morbidities are also responsible for the menace of liver.
Hepatitis viruses are many. The nomenclature is simple by English alphabet- Hepatitis A, B, C, D, E & G. Hepatitis-A & E are transmitted by Feco-oral route and causes only acute infection & recovers uneventfully most of the time. Hepatitis-B, C, D & G are blood borne. Hepatitis-B & C are the major cause of chronic liver disease, liver cirrhosis and liver cancer.
Hepatitis B, a small virus, enters through blood from affected persons to a healthy individual and causes disease named Viral Hepatitis. Most of the time the virus causes acute infection and body eliminates it within 6 month-time but sometimes this claver virus remains in body for years or decades and causes chronic liver disease, liver cirrhosis or sometimes liver cancer. About 70% of primary liver cancers (Hepato Cellular Carcinoma) are due to Hepatitis B. The disease can affect a person at any age “Pediatric to Geriatric”.
About 400 million people in the world are harbouring Hepatitis B virus in the blood. About 2-7% of Indian are carrying Hepatitis B virus, where as it is around 4% in Tripura. Among Tribal population the positivity is further higher- this is about 8-10%.
The disease is completely preventable by vaccination. Recombinant Hepatitis B vaccine is very safe and effective. Three shots of vaccine to be given at 0, 1 and 6 months. Those who have received three doses of vaccines earlier need not to take again.
To break the Myth & to make vaccinee more confident over the fear of injection in the management of Hepatitis, it should be take guaranteed that No booster dose is required for Hepatitis B after three scheduled shot-doses in a scientific interval. Three shots of Hepatitis-B vaccine provide lifelong protection to the individual. The vaccine can be given “At Birth” to any age. Once you have completed three doses (after first dose second shot to be given after 1 month & third dose after 6 months of first date). You need to take hepatitis-B vaccine once in your life time. Remember Hepatitis-B vaccine protect you only from “Hepatitis-B”, not from any other types of Hepatitis or Jaundice, but the indirect support to prevent hepatitis D too. If a person can easily take or eat “Bread”, he or she may easily can take the vaccination of Hepatitis B without any threat of allergic reaction as the Recombinant Hepatitis B vaccine has been developed with yeast DNA.
The HFT & Govt of Tripura with its wing – Health Directorate supported Hepatitis Free Agartala dream project is dedicated to all Agartalaian and any normal person can receive Hepatitis B vaccine, even the child who was born today or that day to any age too. Vaccination has only limitation to those Agartalaian Family member who:
- has already received three doses of Hepatitis B vaccine at any stage.
- is suffering from Hepatitis B disease and diagnosed HBsAg positive.
- had Acute Hepatitis B, but now has become negative (Anti Hbs positive).
- is suffering from high Fever shall receive the Vaccine after recovery.
- is suffering from chronic kidney disease or on Hemodialysis should get double dose vaccine at 0 -1- 2 and 6 month and booster at yearly interval.
Be start charity at Home to feel proud for Agartala – would be the ever first Hepatitis B Free City.