Big B plans way forward for ‘mission’ Hepatitis B

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New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has been roped in for a campaign against the infectious disease caused by Hepatitis B virus (HBV), will meet authorities to plan the way ahead for spreading awareness about the health issue.

The 72-year-old took to micro-blogging website Twitter to share an update.

“The start of another mission – the awareness for Hepatitis B… meeting authorities to take this forward – like Polio & TB,” shared the 72-year-old, who flew to the capital earlier Monday.

Big B had previously tweeted about Hepatitis B virus (HBV).

The “Don” star has been associated with Unicef as a Global Ambassador for polio eradication since 2005. His active campaigning for the cause, coupled with other factors, led to India’s polio-free status.

Now he is putting his weight behind the Hepatitis B campaign.

“Wish to start a campaign on awareness of Hepatitis B… Met some committed doctors and shall strategise… Detect and cured asap!,” Big B had tweeted in December 2014.

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