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Amitabh Bachchan recalls his struggle with Hepatitis B and Tuberculosis at a mobile app launch

India TV Entertainment Desk Mumbai 16 Mar 2017, 10:52:31 AM IST
India TV Entertainment Desk

The megastar Amitabh Bachchan who has conquered the battle with Hepatitis B and Tuberculosis gets candid about his stuggles on a mobile app launch. On Wednesday, he launched a mobile application ‘ABC of Breast Health’. 

The actor, who has been associated with various health campaigns like Polio, Hepatitis B, Tuberculosis and diabetes, shared his own story as an example to drive his point home.

Here's what he said...

"In 2005 when I was diagnosed with Hepatitis B, my 75 per cent liver was already damaged. I have been surviving with my 25 per cent liver since then. Because the disease was detected at a time and proper care was taken, today I am standing in front of you people. 

"In 2007, I was diagnosed with tuberculosis at an early stage, so I was able to take a treatment and come out of it. In short, I am saying from my life experiences, timely detection of any diseases is always beneficial," said Bachchan.

ABC of Breast Health

This is the first-ever mobile app in the world dedicated to breast health and is launched in 12 most popular languages in the country. It's conceived, created and designed by Ushalaskhmi Breast Cancer Foundation. 

"Since I have been associated with various health campaigns, I have realised that people have very less knowledge about such diseases and are living with many misconceptions. This app will help commoners to gain a general awareness about breast cancer," Bachchan added.

The evening was graced by Pamela Yash Chopra, Patron of Ushalaskhmi Breast Cancer Foundaion, along with Dr P.Raghu Ram, CEO and Director of the foundation, K. Padmanabhaiah who is the former Union Home Secretary, Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, IT, Government of Telengana and two breast cancer survivors Dharini and Mukta Chindalia.

The app is available on Google Play and Apple for free downloading.

A proposal has also been submitted to the Health Ministry to consider incorporating the application in the official health portal of the Union Government.

(With IANS Inputs)