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Tag: Japanese Encephalitis

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Pradhan blames Odisha govt for Encephalitis deaths

Bengaluru: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said the Odisha government’s “failure” to take preventive measures to check Japanese Encephalitis had led to the deaths of 50 infants. “The local government (Naveen Patnaik government) failed to take preventive measures, and that is the main reason for this kind of alarming scenario in Malkangiri district of Odisha,” […]

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Encephalitis claims one more life; toll reaches 52

Malkangiri: The toll due to Japanese Encephalitis reached 52 with a death of a 2-year-old girl at district headquarters hospital here on Friday. The deceased has been identified as Jayanti Madkami of Katangapallu village under Padia block in the district. It’s worthwhile to mention here that, Rebika(7), elder sister of Jayanati, also succumbed to the […]

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Encephalitis vaccination in 4 dists from December: Health secy

Malkangiri:  With the Japanese Encephalitis death toll mounting to 48 in Malkangiri district with the death of three children this morning, the Odisha government said it will start vaccination in four districts from December. Briefing media persons after presiding over a review meeting at the district headquarters here this evening, Health secretary Arti Ahuja said […]

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Japanese Encephalitis claims three more lives, toll climbs to 48

Malkangiri: Japanese Encephalitis on Wednesday claimed three more lives, raising the toll to 48 Malkangiri district even as the mosquito control drive was intensified in the tribal district. The death toll due to Japanese Encephalitis, which stood at 45 on Tuesday, climbed to 48 with the death of three children at the intensive care unit […]

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Disclose details of 23 missing encephalitis patients: Majhi to govt

Malkangiri: Congress leader and former MP Pradeep Majhi today gave a 24-hr ultimatum to the State government to disclose details of the 23 children admitted to the district headquarters hospital for treatment of Japanese Encephalitis who allegedly went missing from the hospital. Majhi said, “Congress will file police complaints against the health minister and secretary […]

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Admin on toes to check encephalitis in Koraput, Malkangiri

Jeypore/Malkangiri: As the death toll due to Japanese Encephalitis (JE) continues to rise in Malkangiri district, the bordering Koraput district has taken cleanliness drive to curb mosquito menace as precautionary measures to prevent the outbreak of killer virus. “Mosquito repellent is being sprayed by the municipality authorities. Veterinary officials have collected the blood samples of […]

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Encephalitis: Free cooked food for ailing children, pregnant mothers in Malkangiri

Malkangiri/Bhubaneswar:  With the Japanese Encephalitis (JE) toll mounting to 44 in Malkangiri district today with the death of two children,  the Odisha government has decided to provide free cooked food to the ailing children and pregnant mothers in the affected villages of the district. Talking to media persons after the meeting here this afternoon, Malkangiri […]

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Govt has failed to stop Encephalitis outbreak in Malkangiri: BJP

Bhubaneswar:  The 8-member BJP fact-finding team, which had gone to Malkangiri district on Saturday to study the ground situation of Japanese Encephalitis (JE), has alleged that the Odisha government has utterly failed in bringing down the vector-borne disease under control. “While the disease has assumed alarming proportions in Malkangiri district, the state government is not […]

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Encephalitis outbreak: 2 health workers suspended

Malkangiri: With the death toll due to Japanese Encephalitis reaching 44 in Malkangiri district on Sunday, the Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO) today suspended two health workers on charges of dereliction of duties. The two suspended officials are- Subala Mistri and Biswanath Patra, health workers of Badali and Palkonda respectively. Informing this to media, Additional […]

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Two more kids succumb to Encephalitis; toll 44

Malkangiri: The death toll due to Japanese Encephalitis (JE) today mounted to 44 with two more children succumbing to the disease late last night during treatment at district headquarters hospital even as the State government sent more doctors to the affected areas. Two-year old Dasarathi Naik of Dangaraguda in the district died in the late […]

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Encephalitis outbreak: More doctors rushed to Malkangiri

Bhubaneswar:  With the Japanese Encephalitis (JE) toll mounting to 42 in Malkangiri district with the death of a three-year-old girl, the Health department had a review meeting here today to discuss about the measures to curb the further spread of the disease. Speaking to the media after the meeting, Health minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak said […]

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Encephalitis toll reaches 42 in 30 days; 3-yr-old girl dies

Malkangiri: The Japanese Encephalitis toll went up to 42 in Malkangiri district with the death of a three-year-old girl at the district headquarters here on Saturday morning. The deceased has been identified as Debasmita Betia of Mudakhala area under Kalimela police limits. One more child was also killed due to the vector-borne disease late on […]

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Ruling, Opp start mudslinging over Japanese Encephalitis outbreak

Malkangiri: Ruling and Opposition parties have begun brickbatting over the spread of Japanese Encephalitis in Malkangiri district. While the State unit of BJP lamented the ruling party during a visit of its team to the district alleging the State government is not providing enough doctors to the area for treatment, BJD questioned the Health Ministry’s […]

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Japanese Encephalitis: BJP team to visit Malkangiri today

Bhubaneswar: While the death toll due to the deadly Japanese Encephalitis (JE) is rising faster in Malkangiri district, a six-member team of the BJP Odisha unit led by State general secretary Bhrugu Baxipatra will visit affected villages in the district on Friday to take stock of the situation. The team would assess the causes behind […]

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Encephalitis toll reaches 40 with two more deaths

Malkangiri: The toll due to Japanese Encephalitis reached 40 with two more children dying of the deadly disease late on Thursday night. According to sources, two more children undergoing treatment at the district headquarters hospital died last night taking the toll to 40 in 29 days. Raising serious concern over the spread of vector-borne disease, […]

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Japanese Encephalitis: BJP team to visit Malkangiri tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: While the death toll due to the deadly Japanese Encephalitis (JE) is rising faster in Malkangiri district, a six-member team of the BJP Odisha unit led by State general secretary Bhrugu Baxipatra would visit affected villages in the district on Friday to take stock of the situation. The team would assess the causes behind […]

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After Malkangiri Encephalitis outbreaks in Puri, Nilagiri; 1 dies

Puri: After Malkangiri, the deadly Japanese Encephalitis has spread its tentacles as an 11-year-old in Puri died of the disease on Thursday morning, while another 14-year-old boy from Nilagiri in Balasore suffering from the disease was admitted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack. According to reports, the deceased has been identified as Kiran […]

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Encephalitis toll reaches 38 with four more deaths

Malkangiri: The toll due to Japanese Encephalitis reached 38 with four more children dying of the deadly disease late on Wednesday night. According to sources, four more children undergoing treatment at the district headquarters hospital died last night taking the toll to 38 in 28 days. Meanwhile, raising serious concern over the spread of vector-borne […]

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Hurtling from one crisis to another

By Sandeep Sahu There is something fundamentally wrong with our governance that stirs the administration into action only after something has assumed the proportions of a full blown crisis. The same flaw makes the government machinery take its foot off the pedal the moment the crisis is over. And get hyper-active after another crisis blows […]

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Pradeep Majhi demands ex-gratia as Encephalitis toll reaches 34

Malkangiri: With the death toll due to Japanese Encephalitis mounting to 34 in last 27 days with the death of four more kids today, Congress leader Pradeep Majhi demanded Rs 5 lakh compensation to each of victim’s family and vaccination to all children in the district at the earliest. Swati Matam of Sindhikela under Mathili […]

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Centre assures all support to Odisha to check encephalitis

New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry today assured all support to Odisha government in tackling the outbreak of Japanese Encephalitis, which has claimed the lives of 27 children so far in the state’s Malkangiri district. “We are closely monitoring the situation. We are in constant touch with the state government and will provide all support […]

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Japanese Encephalitis: NHRC seeks detailed report from Health secy, Malkangiri collector

New Delhi:  Taking suo motu cognizance of the media report on the death of 30 children due to Japanese Encephalitis in Malkangiri district, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) today served notice on Malkangiri collector and state Health & Family Welfare secretary asking them to submit a detailed report including the steps being taken by […]

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Encephalitis toll reaches 30 with three more deaths

Malkangiri: The health camps set up by the administration in Japanese Encephalitis (JE) affected villages in the district has proved to be of little use in containing the situation as the killer disease claimed three more lives in last 24 hours taking the toll to 30 in last 26 days. 2-year old Priya Madkami of […]

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Japanese Encephalitis toll 27 in Malkangiri; NHM sanctions Rs 50 lakh

Malkangiri: Taking note of the outbreak of Japanese Encephalitis which has claimed the lives of 27 children in Malkangiri district with the death of a three-year-old child this morning, the National Health Mission (NHM) today sanctioned Rs 50 lakh assistance in favour of the Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO) for purchase of medicine and necessary […]

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Japanese Encephalitis claims 3 more lives; toll reaches 27

Malkangiri: Vector-borne disease Japanese Encephalitis is fast spreading its tentacles in Malkangiri district as total 27 children have so far died due to the disease in the last 25 days. Sources said three more children died of Japanese Encephalitis in the district during the last 24 hours. Two of the three deceased were identified as […]

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