The mega star of bollywood Amitabh Bachchan is announced a brand ambassador for the awareness for Hepatitis B In India by the Health Ministry of the country.
At the press conference in Mumbai about the announcement and initiating the campaign regarding Hepatitis B Amitabh Bachchan revealed he suffered from the disease. He said, ” During the time of my accident in coolie in 1982. There were about 200 blood donors whose blood was taken and infused into me. The Australian antigen Hepatitis B perhaps being detected world wide three month ago perhaps it was new to detected as well which needed to be carried out before transfusion of blood therefore one of the donor were carrying the hepatitis B virus which went into my system. I continued to function as normally I would. In the year 2000 18 years after the event through a very normal and regular check up by my family physician Mr. Barve it was detected that my liver is infected and I have lost 75% of my liver.”
” I am surviving only on 25% of liver now. The good part is you can survive in 12 % part of liver as well. The stigma of cirrhosis of liver is very frighting because it is associated with Alcohol and I am an non-alcoholic individual. But I had a faith in the doctor of the India and I am very proud that they have done a marvelous job” Added Mr. Bachchan.