The drive, which is aimed at providing vaccination to 1000 transgender people, commenced on May 1 and will continue till May 5.
The statement also said that chronic Hepatitis B leads to liver failure, cancer in the liver, and liver cirrhosis that can last a lifetime.
The SIMS hospital authorities told IANS that they are planning to conduct awareness campaigns about Hepatitis B, especially among the school and college students.
Hepatitis B Vaccine
While speaking to IANS, Dr Raju Sivaswamy of SIMS hospital said, “We are planning to conduct a Hepatitis B awareness campaign among students from schools and colleges.”
He added that Hepatitis B can turn into a chronic illness and once contracted will create major problems including liver cirrhosis that can leave a lasting scar on the liver.
While speaking to IANS, Kalki Subramaniam, a transgender and also an artist and public speaker said, “This is a novel initiative by ‘Thozhi’ for the marginalized transgender community. I wholeheartedly appreciate the initiative of the SIMS hospital management along with ‘Thozhi’ for the noble endeavour.”