15 JE Cases Reported From Tura

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The Meghalaya Government is all set to prevent Japanese Encephalitis (JE) cases and has sounded a medical alert in view of its outbreak in Garo Hills in the state.

Meghalaya Health and Family Welfare Minister, Alexander Laloo Hek said that they have sounded an alert to every citizen particularly those residing in high risk areas.

Hek further said that things are under control now and that the state health machinery is doing all that is required to contain the outbreak.

The Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma also held a review meeting earlier on Thursday with health officials, Deputy Commissioner, representatives of different localities from Tura town on the issue.

Deputy Commissioner of West Garo Hills, Ram Singh also informed that one fogging machine is available and the arrival of three more is awaited from Shillong.

13 cases of JE have been reported in West Garo Hills on Wednesday and the number has gone up to 15 with most of the cases being reported from the district headquarter of Tura on Thursday.

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