Blessed in NZ re Hep C cure

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Re: Went through hep C ‘Hell’, June 4 story.

I read this article with great interest. Congratulations to Bev Bayliss.

The cure for Hepatitis C was discovered by Dr Ed Gane of the Auckland Liver Transplant Unit. He was named innovator of the year at the 2017 New Zealander of the Year awards.

We in New Zealand are very fortunate to have such doctors amongst us. We always hear about the disasters and tragedies, but need to celebrate the fantastic accomplishments of our medical professionals.

About 50,000 New Zealand citizens have Hepatitis C. With our health system covering the cost of this drug, we are doubly blessed. In America the cost is around $US80,000 and only a fraction of that is covered by their insurance schemes.

Let’s hope many more Kiwis take advantage of this wonder drug and rid themselves of the stigma and troubles that go along with this terrible disease.

Robert Delong

Re: Went through hep C ‘Hell’, June 4 story.

I read this article with great interest. Congratulations to Bev Bayliss.

The cure for Hepatitis C was discovered by Dr Ed Gane of the Auckland Liver Transplant Unit. He was named innovator of the year at the 2017 New Zealander of the Year awards.

We in New Zealand are very fortunate to have such doctors amongst us. We always hear about the disasters and tragedies, but need to celebrate the fantastic accomplishments of our medical professionals.

About 50,000 New Zealand citizens have Hepatitis C. With our health system covering the cost of this drug, we are doubly blessed. In America the cost is around $US80,000 and only a fraction of that is covered by their insurance schemes.

Let’s hope many more Kiwis take advantage of this wonder drug and rid themselves of the stigma and troubles that go along with this terrible disease.

Robert Delong

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