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Six dead, 15 undergoing treatment for JE in Jorhat

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 July 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From a Correspondent

JORHAT, July 27: At least six persons died and 15 are undergoing treatment for Japanese Encephalitis (JE) at various hospitals in Jorhat, including Jorhat Medical College and Hospital (JMCH), Christian Medical Centre (CMC) and private nursing homes in the past two weeks, said NHM sources here.

Two fresh cases - Sanjib Phukan and Pritam Singh - were admitted at JMCH on Thursday while 14 others are already undergoing treatment at JMCH and CMC and all are stated to be out of danger. Meanwhile, eight Mobile Medical Unit vans are attending two to three camps daily at tea garden areas within the district of Jorhat and collecting samples from those who are found with positive symptoms, said Dr. Bolin Kharghoria.

On the other hand, the Jorhat unit of AJYCP blamed the Health Department as well as the Malaria department, which is yet to start fogging or spraying, especially in the recent flood-affected areas. The areas are Bongal Pukhuri, Kushal gar, Kakoty Gaon, Sensua Gaon, Pujadubi, Fhasi Ali, Choladhora and Rajamaidam, said Ritul Pathak, the president of AJYCP unit, Jorhat.

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