Portugal: Portugal agrees to treat 13,000 hepatitis C patients


LISBON, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) -- The Portuguese government has agreed to treat up to 13,000 people infected with hepatitis C in the next three years, Portuguese Minister of Health Paulo Macedo said on Friday.

"We will be able to treat more sufferers in a fairer way. We will open way to initiate the eradication, the elimination of the disease," he told a press conference.

He said that the government would pay every treatment undertaken by sufferers of hepatitis C.

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