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Tag: Japanese Encephalitis

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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JE outbreak: Union minister along with party men to tour Malkangiri tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: With the death toll due to the Japanese Encephalitis in Malkangiri district touching 105 today, Union Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan accompanied by the BJP State president Basant Panda and party legislature party leader KV Singhdeo are scheduled to visit the vector-borne disease affected areas of the district on Monday to take stock of the […]

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Encephalitis toll mounts to 105 in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: The death toll due to Japanese Encephalitis mounted to 105 in Malkangiri district, after two children undergoing treatment at the district headquarters hospital died of the vector-borne disease on Sunday. The deceased have been identified as Nila Madkami (3) of Kataguda area under Padia block and Linga Madkami (2) of Amarakunda village under Korukonda block […]

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PIL in HC on Japanese Encephalitis outbreak

Cuttack: A public interest litigation (PIL) was filed in Orissa High Court on Saturday on the outbreak of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in Malkangiri. The vector-borne disease has so far claimed 103 lives in the tribal-dominated district. Though expert teams from Centre and State as well have been camping in the region for quite some days, […]

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Encephalitis toll reaches 102 in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: The death toll due to Japanese Encephalitis mounted to 102 in Malkangiri district after four kids undergoing treatment at the district headquarters hospital died on Friday morning. The deceased has been identified as Lilu Kumar Halua of Dangaguda village and Priti Sodhi (2) of Solokonda area under Korakanda block, Suendra Madhi of Dariguda area […]

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AYUSH team in Malkangiri even as JE toll reaches 98

Malkangiri: The death toll due to Japanese Encephalitis (JE) reached 98 on Thursday with the death of another kid- Gobind Kope of Bayanaikguda – at the district headquarters hospital here even as an eight-member expert team from Ayush department visited the district and enquired the cause of the spread of deadly virus. The team visited […]

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Adivasi Mahasangh to gherao Malkangiri dist Collector’s office

Malkangiri: As a mark of protest against the deaths of 95 kids due to Japanese Encephalitis, the members of Zilla Adivasi Samaj Mahasangh will gherao the district Collector’s office on Wednesday. According to sources, the members of tribal organisation will submit a memorandum addressing to President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the […]

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Japanese Encephalitis: Tribal body resorts to 12-hr Malkangiri bandh

Malkangiri: Protesting the failure of the State Government in curbing the spread of the Japanese Encephalitis (JE), the Zilla Adivasi Samaj Mahasangh resorted to a 12-hour Malkangiri bandh today affecting normal life in the district. While vehicular movements on the roads have been disrupted, shops and other business establishments have remained close. Members of the […]

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Suspected Encephalitis deaths: BJP team in Keonjhar

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday sent a fact finding team to Keonjhar after three children died due to suspected Japanese Encephalitis in Keonjhar in past ten days. The team led by party’s former MP Ananta Nayak will visit the villages to which the deceased children belonged and will take a stock of […]

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Encephalitis kills two more; toll mounts to 94

Malkangiri: Despite several measures taken by the district administration and Odisha Health department to contain the spread of Japanese Encephalitis (JE), it is showing no sign of abetment even as the death toll reached 94 with two more children succumbing to the killer fever at the district headquarters hospital today. Five-year old Babul Halua of […]

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Encephalitis toll mounts to 90, expert team rushes to Malkangiri for ground survey

Malkangiri: While the death toll in Japanese Encephalitis in Malkangiri district has gone up to 90 with the death of three more children at the district headquarters hospital today, a 12-member team including seven experts of the state Health department and the Centre has arrived in the district today to take stock of the situation. […]

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