July 28 is celebrated as 'World Hepatitis Day' to promote awareness about viral hepatitis. This primary focus area is to create awareness about viral hepatitis especially Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C, which are the chronic form of hepatitis and are most difficult to treat. Most of the people with chronic Hepatitis B or C are unaware of their infection, putting them at serious risk of developing cirrhosis or liver cancer. It is estimated that India has over 40 million Hepatitis B infected patients, second only to China. In India, approximately 2.5 lakh patients die annually due to viral hepatitis and its complications.