JE Death Case Increases to 84 in Assam


With Japanese Encephalitis (JE) cases rising in the state of Assam, Additional Secretary of Union Health Ministry Sanjib Kumar has instructed the state health department to make the operation strong to prevent JE cases in the state as the cases of JE will be more in the month of July and August.

84 cases have been reported so far from across the state. Another death of JE reported from Mangaldoi in Darrang district. The deceased Rohimuddin Ahmed (68) was under treatment at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital.

At present, 4 new cases of JE have been reported from Darrang district.   

Moreover, the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) has also staged protest at Directorate of Health Service Office, Hengrabari on Tuesday against the government who had failed to prevent the cases of JE.

The All Guwahati Students Union President Rajmil Ali, however said that the cases of JE has increased to 84 in the days when the medical facilities are available in the state and this is only due to the negligence of the government. He also alleged that the state government has failed to prevent the disease and that the concerned department as not taken any preventive measures which should be taken earlier before the starting of the season. It is due to the negligence of the government that the cases of JE have increased to hundreds and the cases of death are also increasing day by day.

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