Japanese Encephalitis Kills 45 in Assam

Japanese Encephalitis Kills 45 in Assam


Situation under close watch: NHM

45 lives have lost till July 3 since the breakout of Japanese Encephalitis in Assam.

Upper Assam districts, including Jorhat, Golaghat, Dibrugarh, Lakhimpur, and the lower Assam district of Kamrup have been affected by the mosquito-borne disease.

“Assam is undergoing the transmission season for Japanese Encephalitis cases. A total number of 45 Japanese Encephalitis deaths have been reported till July 3 in the State,” the NHM said in a statement.

The NHM however, said that it is taking all the preventive measures to combat the situation and the keeping it under close watch.

Diagnostic services for Japanese Encephalitis with Elisa kits have been made available in all district hospitals and government medical college hospitals, awareness programs intensified and fogging operations stepped up in areas from where the cases have been reported.

Free transportation

The NHM stated that all patients with suspected JE fever can avail of free transportation ‘Mrintunjoy 108 Ambulances’.

The Assam government is ensuring that treatment and diagnostic costs at medical colleges and district hospitals are borne by the State while a certain number of beds there have been reserved for JE patients.

 

Source: The Hindu


Updated by: News Sources 2019-07-05 3:23 PM