"People are reticent to give a newborn the hepatitis B vaccine and often delay it." - Paul A. Offit
  • The screening and vaccination camps were organised for AAI employees on this occasion.

  • AAI in collaboration with The Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences organised 'I Pledge… (my support)'campaign against Hepatitis B & C at its Corporate Headquarters.

  • Dr GuruprasadMohapatra, Chairman, AAI and Mr S.K. Sarin, Director, ILBS with the Pledge Card for "I Pledge (my support) campaign against Hepatitis B & C in presence of Mr Anuj Aggarwal, Member (HR), AAI, MrI N Murthy, Member (Operations), AAI and other senior officials of AAI.

  • "The Empath is often said to have such a great degree of empathy that they can literally feel what others feel, and thus intuitively know many of the yearnings, sensitivities, tastes and even thought patterns of the people they're around." ― Aletheia Luna, Old Souls: The Sages and Mystics of Our World

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Pledge to support towards the fight against Hepatitis

Pledge to support towards the fight against Hepatitis

NEW DELHI, JANUARY 03 : Airports Authority of India (AAI)in collaboration with The Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) organised 'I Pledge… (my support)'campaign against Hepatitis B & C at its Corporate Headquarters today.

The activity was undertaken as a part of 'Empowering People Against Hepatitis: The Empathy Campaign' being implemented by AAI in collaboration with ILBS that aims to spread pan-India awareness on the menace of viral Hepatitis B and C. The screening and vaccination camps were organised for AAI employees on this occasion.

Hepatitis B and C virus infections

About 60 million Indians are inflicted with Hepatitis B and C virus infections which are responsible for Liver Cirrhosis and Cancer. Most of the people harbouring the Hepatitis infectionremain undiagnosed and unaware of their status. Several initiatives are currently being undertaken by the Govt of India under the National Viral Hepatitis Control Program, to improve access to vaccines, diagnostics and treatment for such individuals and those at risk. The stigma and consequent discrimination associated with these infections is a prominent hindrance to care-seeking, compliance and mainstreaming, as often the infected do not want to be identified for the fear of social isolation.

A CSR initiative

for comprehensive programme

To address this problem, AAIsigned an MoU with ILBS under its CSR initiative for a comprehensive program, namely, "Empowering People AgainstHepatitis: The EMPATHY Campaign" in 2018.

The objective of the campaign isto generate awareness on Hepatitis B and C across India through multi-pronged advocacy strategies for improving healthcare seeking behaviour with respect to Hepatitis and developing and promoting positive behaviours towards infected individualsat individual, community and societal levels.

The reticent approach : "The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause." ― Mark Twain"

The program started with the formal lamp - lighting ceremony by Dr. GuruprasadMohapatra, Chairman, AAI and Shri. S.K. Sarin, Director, ILBS in presence of Mr Anuj Aggarwal, Member (HR), AAI., Shri. I. N Murthy, Member(Operations), AAI and Shri. Vineet Gulati, Member (ANS), AAI.

The AAI Chairman's address

to come forward for screening and vaccination

Dr. Mohapatra addressed AAI Officials and employees to come forward for screening and vaccination and inaugurated the 'I Pledge...(my support)' campaign by signing the Pledge Card. He further reiterated that Our country has successfully eradicated diseases like Polio and Small Pox through a sustained campaign. Similarly, there is a need to kick-start an awareness drive towards prevention from Hepatitis B & C

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Following this, the senior officialsof AAIand their staff also extended their support by sharing a pledge for the cause and the ILBS teamheld a screening-cum - vaccination camp for AAI staff, wherein all the staff was offered vaccination for Hepatitis B and screening for Hepatitis B & C, on voluntary basis.

"There are many different causes of the scarring. Viruses are common. Hepatitis B, hepatitis C, what we call autoimmune diseases where the body attacks the liver itself such as primary biliary cirrhosis is an autoimmune disease; sclerosing cholangitis is an autoimmune disease; and so those diseases where the liver is being destroyed by either the virus or an autoimmune disease, it can only scar, and why it doesn't regenerate has to do with the fact that there is this ongoing scar tissue that blocks that regeneration.-John Roberts

"No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care"

- Theodore Roosevelt

"When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares." ― Henri Nouwen, Out of Solitude: Three Meditations on the Christian Life

"....for there is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one's own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels with someone, for someone, a pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echoes." ― Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being