JE Cases Spreads to 1094 Villages in Assam

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The cases of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) is still prevailing in the state and the death toll has gone up to 50 after an elderly lady died at Haflong Civil Hospital in Dima Hasao district on Saturday.

The Assam Government has also come up with measures to prevent the cases but still there are reports of one death every day due to JE.

Assam Health and Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced medical facilities for the patients suffering from JE. The minister informed that JE cases are prevailing in1094 villages in Assam.

Although the minister had said that fogging has been done in the areas which are vulnerable to the disease, locals alleged that no fogging has been done by the government. Speaking about the medical facilities to be provided to the patients, Sarma said that a patient will be provided with Rs. 1000 travelling allowance if 102 and 104 is not available when they need to travel to hospital.

Control rooms have also been set up for the convenience of both the patients and their family members. The minister also announced that vaccination will be provided to the people so that it could prevent the people from suffering from JE.

The Minister also suspended leaves even Casual Leave of the doctors and employees associated with the health department till September 30 so that the JE cases should be treated well.

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