JE Casualties On The Rise


Although the state government has taken up measures to prevent Japanese Encephalitis (JE), the casualties are increasing in the state with every passing day.

Death cases are reported from Baksa district where a girl named Ambika Tamang died of JE. The girl who belongs from Polasi in Baksa district was admitted at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) and died on Sunday.

Another case of death has been reported from Dhomdhoma in Nalbari district.

On the other hand, Balipara in Sonitpur district has also been affected by JE and another affected by JE has been reported in Bamgaon at Balipara. The man identified as Mahendra Kandh, a labourer in Bamgaon Tea Estate has been admitted to Tezpur Mission Hospital.

Moreover, Nagaon has been affected by both JE and Dengue and seven persons have died of JE in the district so far.

A woman died of JE in Puranigudam in the district. She was admitted in Dispur Hospital.

The state witnessed more than 50 cases of death due to JE which spread to almost all the districts. This rise in cases of JE has also prompted the government to cancel doctor’s leave till September 30 to combat the disease.

So far, 12.8 lakh blood slides have been collected and jogging operations have been intensified in 1,094 affected villages.

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