Who can pay for hepati­tis C treat­ment?

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In­dia is one of the worst af­fected by the dreaded dis­ease, sec­ond only af­ter China. Ac­cord­ing to WHO, In­dia is home to 12 mil­lion chron­i­cally in­fected hepati­tis C pa­tients. The cost of treat­ment, es­ti­mated to be $6,000 (` 3,75,000) for a course of two to four years, is out of bounds for most pa­tients

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