In order to provide treatment of Japanese Encephalitis (JE), a nodal hospital will be established in the premises of Mahendra Mohan Choudhury Hospital (MMCH) at Panbazar, said Kamrup (M) Deputy Commissioner Biswajit Pegu.
Participating at a meeting of District Task Force (DTF) at DC Office, Pegu take stock of the measures that are being taken to prevent the disease and announced that a nodal hospital should be set up in order to provide treatment to the people who are being affected by the mosquito-borne disease.
Pegu further stated that diagnostic services for Japanese Encephalitis with Elisa kits should be made available in all district hospitals and government medical college hospitals, awareness programmes should be intensified and fogging operations should be stepped up in areas from where JE cases have been reported.
The wetlands, stagnant water in paddy fields breeding mosquitoes and high population of pigs and water birds like herons together make Assam prone to JE for which the DC asks concerned department to raise awareness programmes in the area from where maximum cases have been reported.
Meanwhile, three deaths have been reported from Sivsagar on Friday while one each case of death due to JE from Silapathar and Chabua has been reported.
As on Friday, 53 people have died in Assam due to Japanese Encephalitis, according to officials. As many as 29 out of 33 districts are affected by the disease that is spread by Culex mosquitoes.