New Delhi: Union Cabinet on Thursday cleared Rs 4,000-crore joint action plan for tackling Japanese Encephalitis. CNN-IBN had reported how over 400 people died of encephalitis this year. The GoM had in November last year made certain recommendations for tackling the deadly virus which has affected over 6,300 persons across the country till September. The authorities have so far not been able to identify the virus in the worst affected states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.
Among some of the recommendations made by the GoM are provision of safe drinking water to the affected persons by replacing shallow tubewells with deep tubewells and providing proper sanitation facilities in high-risk districts, besides setting up improved health facilities and step-up of vaccination of children in the area.
The GoM also recommended the provision of improved health management systems to tackle JE/AES, improve nutrition of the affected people and undertake their rehabilitation, besides helping people in affected areas to find alternative means of livelihood for pig-rearing population and set up special schools for mentally challenged children.
06:36 PM, Oct 18, 2012
Gorakhpur: Two children succumbed to encephalitis at the BRD Medical College Hospital in Gorakhpur, taking the death toll in the disease in eastern Uttar Pradesh this year to 159. The children, who hailed from Gorakhpur and Kushinagar districts, died at the hospital on Monday, health officials said on Tuesday. A total of 838 encephalitis patients were admitted to different government hospitals of Gorakhpur and Basti division this year of which...
11:24 AM, Aug 07, 2012
Gorakhpur: Junior doctors at the BRD Medical College Hospital in Gorakhpur have called off their two-day strike after assurance from authorities that their demands for better security and facilities will be met. Medical services were restored on Friday at the hospital, grappling with the influx of Encephalitis patients from eastern UP, after the strike was called of last night. The strike was called off after District Magistrate Sanjay Kumar and...
11:04 AM, Nov 11, 2011