The minister said that the gastroenterology department of the PGIMS had been made the nodal centre for the management of Hepatitis-C patients.
While a budget of Rs. 1.78 crore had been approved for the establishment of laboratory at the gastroenterology department there, a budget of Rs. 4.64 crore had been approved for treating the BPL and SC patients free of cost in three districts - Jind, Kaithal and Fatehabad.
A sum of Rs. 2 crore had been provided for initiating immediate management of the BPL and the SC category patients, the minister added.