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Tag: Japanese Encephalitis

Unknown Disease Scare: Infants In Malkangiri Suffering From ARI, Says Health Minister

Jharsuguda: A medical team from Koraput on Monday reached at MV-79 Tamanapalli village in Malkangiri district to ascertain the reason behind the death of six infants at MV-79 Tamanapalli village in a short span of 15 days. Earlier, a medical team from Kalimela had collected blood samples from some infants who complained of symptoms of […]

Unknown Disease Claims Lives Of 6 Infants in 15 Days In Malkangiri

Malkangiri: Panic has gripped residents of MV-79 Tamanapalli village in Malkangiri district as six infants have lost their lives in just 15 days due to an unknown disease. Though the exact reason behind the deaths is yet to be ascertained, a team of doctors from Kalimela hospital has reportedly reached the village to conduct examination. […]

Japanese Encephalitis toll in Assam climbs to 110

Guwahati: The Japanese Encephalitis death toll in Assam since the beginning of this month rose to 110 with nine more casualties being reported in the last three days, according to a National Health Mission (NHM) bulletin here on Tuesday. The nine Japanese Encephalitis (JE) deaths were reported from Goalpara, Sonitpur, Barpeta, Dhubri, Bongaigaon and Kokrajhar […]

Japanese Encephalitis: Assam keeps on hold leaves of doctors, paramedics

Guwahati: With reports of 49 deaths and 190 positive cases of Japanese Encephalitis (JE), the Assam government has kept on hold leaves for all doctors and paramedical staff across the state, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Saturday. Sarma said that any kind of emergency leave will however, be granted only with the prior […]

Health Ministry to set up permanent multi-disciplinary group to look into AES/JE cases

New Delhi: As Bihar grapples with Acute Encephalitis Syndrome that has claimed 106 lives so far, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Tuesday decided to constitute a permanent multi-disciplinary group of experts at the Centre to monitor and formulate measures to be taken up in the event of such an outbreak. The central group will comprise […]

Odisha orders litchi test after encephalitis deaths in Bihar

Bhubaneswar: In view of the rising encephalitis deaths in Bihar, Odisha government on Tuesday directed officials to collect samples of litchi being sold in the market and test it for any toxins affecting human health. Health Minister Naba Kishore Das directed Food Safty Commissioners to test the litchi being sold in the market after some […]

AES outbreak: 12 kids die in Muzaffarpur

Muzaffarpur: At least 12 children have died in the past one week of suspected Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) and Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur, while 15 are being treated at the city’s two hospitals. Five children died of suspected AES and JE over the past 24 hours, while 12 new patients were admitted, said […]

Warning shot for Fani-hit Odisha: State tops country in AES cases in 2019

Bhubaneswar:  Signalling an ominous trend of sorts for the State hit by cyclone Fani, Odisha has topped the country with maximum cases of Acute Encephalitis syndrome (AES) during the first four months (January – April) of 2019.  Fani had hit the State on May 3. The State has also recorded the second most highest Japanese […]

Vaccination campaign in Odisha from Nov 27 to keep JE away

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government will launch a massive vaccination campaign from November 27 to combat Japanese Encephalitis (JE) that claimed many lives last year. As per official sources, the JE vaccination campaign will be launched in 13 districts including Balasore, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Ganjam, Kalahandi, Kendrapara, Khurda, Koraput,  Nabarangpur, Puri, Rayagada, Sonepur and Sundergarh. Nearly, 71.8 lakh […]

Japanese Encephalitis in Mayurbhanj; One affected

Malkangiri: After Malkangiri, the deadly Japanese Encephalitis (JE) seems to have raised its head in Mayurbhanj district with reports of a child being affected by the disease coming in. According to sources, Deepak Singh (8) of Kuamara village under Gopabandhunagar in Mayurbhanj district has been affected by the viral disease and undergoing treatment in a […]

2017 a year of challenges for Odisha govt

Bhubaneswar:  After managing to come out of the cobweb of confrontations and controversies in 2016, the Odisha government will set its feet on its fourth year of its fourth term in 2017. But some of the challenges it had encountered last year will chase like a shadow in 2017. Out of the major challenges the […]

JE deaths: Cong stages road blockade in all dist headquarters

Bhubaneswar: The Congress staged road blockade in all district headquarters across the state for two hours from 10 AM to 12 noon today demanding Rs 12 lakh compensation, each, for the family members of the children, who died due to Japanese Encephalitis. Vehicular movement came to a standstill between Koraput and Nabarangpur when the Congress […]

Pradeep Majhi ends hunger strike

Bhubaneswar: The Congress activists led by Congress Odisha unit vice-president and former MP Pradip Majhi ended their six-day hunger strike after submitting a memorandum to Governor SC Jamir today. Majhi, who along with five others, was on a hunger strike in front of Raj Bhavan here, demanded compensation of Rs 12 lakh each to the […]

Cong to stage road blockade in all dist headquarters tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: Demanding Rs 12 lakh compensation for the family members of the babies, who lost their lives due to Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in Malkangiri district, Congress will stage a road blockade at all district headquarters tomorrow. Informing this to media, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) vice president, who is on a dharna since last five […]

Japanese Encephalitis: CM announces Rs 3 lakh, pucca house for bereaved families

Malkangiri: The families of the children died of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) will get Rs 3 lakh and a pucca house each, announced chief minister Naveen Patnaik here today conveying his condolences to the bereaved families. Patnaik landed at DNK ground in the district headquarters town and addressed a public meeting on the sidelines of inaugurating […]

Naveen to visit Malkangiri despite Cong, BJP bandh call tomorrow

Notwithstanding the bandh call given by Opposition Congress and BJP, Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik will visit the tribal dominated Malkangiri district tomorrow. Keeping in mind, the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) activities in the district and the bandh call by Opposition parties, security has been beefed up ahead of the CM’s visit.

After JE in Malkangiri, Brucellosis triggers panic in Koraput

Koraput: While the outbreak of Japanese Encephalitis has created havoc in Malkangiri district with the death of over 100 children, people of Koraput district are now in a state of panic as some cows have been found with Brucella bacteria which can easily spread to humans. Talking about the spread of Brucellosis, an infectious disease […]

No JE patient admitted to Malkangiri HQ hospital at present: ADMO

Malkangiri: Three months after the first Japanese Encephalitis patient brought to the Malkangiri district headquarters hospital for treatment, number of JE sufferers at the hospital has been nil since yesterday evening, said the ADMO (public health) Kalyan Sarkar on Wednesday. Talking to newsmen, Sarkar stated, “The district administration and public health department officials would be […]

Health minister in House claims BJD govt took all steps to tackle JE

Bhubaneswar: Refuting the charges of government inaction in tackling the Japanese Encephalitis in Malkangiri district, Health Minister Pradip Amat today in the Odisha Assembly claimed the State government has taken all possible measures to counter the vector-borne disease menace in the district. Participating in a three-hour motion moved by the Opposition in the House on […]

102 children died in Malkangiri district: Odisha Health Minister

Bhubaneswar: At least 102 children have died in Odisha’s Malkangiri district due to Japanese Encephalitis and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome so far, Health Minister Pradip Amat said on Monday. Replying to a written question in the state assembly, the Health Minister said that out of 102 child deaths in Malkangiri district, 37 were due to Japanese Encephalitis. […]

JE vaccination drive begins in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: The vaccination drive against the Japanese Encephalitis that has so far claimed over 120 children’s lives in Malkangiri district began here today. District Collector K Sudarshan Chakravarty inaugurated the drive at the IMST School here at 8.15 AM. The programme would be carried out from 8 AM to 3 PM everyday for 15 days. […]

Encephalitis toll mounts to 121 in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: The death toll due to Japanese Encephalitis reached 121 in Malkangiri after a girl child undergoing treatment at the district headquarters hospital died on Friday morning. The deceased has been identified as Santoshi Nayak (2)  of Tarakaguda area under Mathili block in the district. Meanwhile, the district administration has geared up to launch vaccination […]

BJP to raise law and order, poor health services issues in Assembly

Bhubaneswar: The BJP would raise the issues pertaining to law and order and deteriorating health services during the winter session of the State Assembly beginning tomorrow. “Our party would raise the law and order situation in Odisha which is now in a shambles. Among other issues, deteriorating health services resulting in the mass death of […]

JE toll rises to 121 in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: The death toll due to Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in Malkangiri district reached 121 with the death of another kid at the district headquarters hospital today. The deceased was identified as Juli Madakami of Palakonda village under Korukonda block. With this, total six children of Palakonda village have so far been died of the vector-borne […]

JE death toll reaches 120; 2 kids lost their lives in one day

Malkangiri: Death toll due to the Japanese Encephalitis rose to 120 today after two children lost their lives at the Malkangiri district headquarters hospital in one day while undergoing treatment for suffering from the vector borne disease. The latest encephalitis casualty was Kurchi Bhumia (2) of Salami village under Mathili block, who was undergoing treatment […]

JE: Pradip Majhi threatens fast-unto-death if demands not met

Malkangiri: At time when deaths due to Japanese Encephalitis continues to remain unabated in tribal dominated Malkangiri district, Congress leader and former Nabarangpur MP Pradip Majhi has called for ‘Judhyam Dehi’ movement and has announced to observe fast-unto-death from December 21 demanding fulfilment of his demands. The three demands made by Pradip Majhi are- filling […]

Encephalitis toll rises to 117 in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: The death toll due to Japanese Encephalitis (JE) mounted to 117 in Malkangiri district with the death of another kid at district headquarters hospital today even as the survey of kids in affected areas for vaccination completed on Tuesday. Four-year old Daniel Padiami of Bataniguda village under Padia block was undergoing treatment in ICU […]

Malkangiri admin begins survey of kids for vaccination against JE

Malkangiri: With the death toll due to Japanese Encephalitis in Malkangiri district touching 114 today, the district administration on Sunday kick-started house-to-house survey for collection of data about kids in between one and 15 years old in the district as a part of process for vaccination against Japanese Encephalitis. The Malkangiri district administration has formed […]

Encephalitis toll mounts to 114 in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: The death toll due to Japanese Encephalitis mounted to 114 as one more child undergoing treatment at district headquarters hospital died on Sunday morning. The deceased has been identified as Suresh Madkami of Kamalapadara area under Korakonda block in the district. Hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed on the Japanese Encephalities outbreak in […]

Experts’ report on Malkangiri kids death evokes mixed reaction

Bhubaneswar/Malkangiri: A day after the central expert team claimed that ‘Bana Chakunda’ (Cassia Occidentalis) seeds is another cause of children’s death in Malkangiri beside Japanese Encephalitis (JE), the issue evoked mixed reactions. Sources said the tribal people consume the raw and roasted seeds of the forest plant. The tribal people also use the root, seeds […]

PIL on JE: HC serves notices to Union, State health secys

Cuttack: Hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed on the Japanese Encephalities outbreak in Malkangiri, the Orissa High Court today served notices to the Union & State Health secretaries. The court has asked them to reply within 2 weeks. Moreover, the court has also served notice to the Malakangiri collector. Also Read: Encephalitis toll mounts […]

Political circle miffed with minister's Borigumma visit to attend football tourney

Jeypore/Bhubaneswar: At a time when four children lost their lives at the Malkangiri district headquarters hospital in a single day today due to the Japanese Encephalitis taking the death toll to 112, visit of Minister for Tribal Welfare Sudam Marndi and BJD MP from Berhampur Siddhant Mohapatra to Borigumma block in Koraput district to inaugurate […]

Encephalitis toll mounts to 112 in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: A day after Health and Family Welfare minister Pradip Kumar Amat said Japanese Encephalitis is well under control in tribal-dominated Malkangiri district, the vector-borne diseases claimed four more lives taking the death toll to 112 on Wednesday. According to sources, the 4 children died of the vector-borne disease while undergoing treatment at the ICU […]

Japanese Encephalitis under control, claims Odisha government

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today claimed that Japanese Encephalitis was well under control even as the death toll in the tribal-dominated Malkangiri district touched 93 in a span of two months. Health and family welfare minister Pradip Kumar Amat told reporters here that 93 children had died in Malkangiri district, of which 32 were suferring […]

Odisha govt puts official JE death toll at 32

Bhubaneswar: Contrary to the media reports which peg the total death toll on account of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in Malkangiri above 100, the Odisha government today released its official estimates claiming the number of deaths due to the vector-borne disease at 32. Health minister Pradeep Amat, while talking to media persons, revealed that 93 children […]

Denying security to Pradhan a political conspiracy: KV Singhdeo

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday alleged that denial of security to Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan during his visit to Maoist-infested Malkangiri district on Monday was a ‘political conspiracy.’ Targeting chief minister Naveen Patnaik in a press meet, the saffron party also alleged that the minister was not provided security […]

Politicians, beware of the wrath of the people!

By Sandeep Sahu It is no secret that politicians are held in extremely low esteem by most people in the country. And Monday provided yet another instance – if one was needed at all – why they are such a despised lot. The occasion was Union Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan’s visit to Malkangiri, which has […]

BJP team visits Malkangiri to review JE situation; denied police security

Malkangiri: While the death toll due to Japanese Encephalitis in Malkangiri district rose to 108 today, a five-member team of the BJP led by Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan reached the district this morning to review the situation. “In the preliminary state it seems that not only Japanese Encephalitis, but also Malaria Dengue, and malnutrition are […]

JE claims 3 more lives in Malkangiri; toll touches 108

Malkangiri: Vector-borne disease Japanese Encephalitis claimed three more lives in Malkangiri district today taking the total number of deaths in the district to 108. Three children undergoing treatment at the Malkangiri district headquarters hospital (DHH) succumbed to the disease this morning. The deceased were identified as Ramesh Bisoi (3) of Kataguda village under Padia block […]

JE outbreak: Malkangiri admin begins process for vaccination

Malkangiri: With the Japanese Encephalitis death toll reaching 105 in Malkangiri on Sunday, the district-level task force committee chaired by Malkangiri Collector K Sudarshan Chakraborty today held its first meeting to talk about the launch of vaccination of kids in the district in its bid to tackle the spread of the vector-borne disease. The house-to-house […]