Department of Microbiology observed the World Hepatitis day on 27th of July 2019 in the Saveetha Dental College and Hospital premises. World hepatitis day observed every year to create awareness about transmission, screening and control of viral hepatitis with a specific theme. The motto for World Hepatitis Day 2019 is “Invest in Eliminating Hepatitis”
A guest lecture was arranged by the department about Blood borne viruses with special reference to Hepatitis B virus. Dr.Pachamuthu Balakrishnan, Head, Division of Microbiology and Quality, Infectious Disease Laboratory, YRG Centre for AIDS Research and Education, Chennai was the guest speaker of the day. The speaker made a vibrant note on prevelance prevention measures and the novel governmental plans to stop TB spread in the community.