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Tag: Je

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 […]

JE Sit-Up Case: Junior Engineer's wife accuses Patnagarh MLA's supporters of threatening her family

Bolangir: Trouble seems to be mounting for jailed Patnagarh BJD MLA Saroj Meher, after Praveena Rajahans, wife of PWD Junior Engineer Jaykant Sabar, whom the legislator had forced to do sit-ups for alleged poor road construction, accused supporters of the MLA of threatening her family. Speaking to media persons, Praveena said, “Supporters of Patnagarh BJD […]

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 […]

Bargarh bridge collapse: 2 engineers arrested for mishap

Bargarh: Already being suspended by the Rural Development department, Assistant Executive Engineer Kamalakanta Taria and Junior Engineer Manoranjan Mohapatra were arrested today in connection with the collapse of under-construction bridge near Bheden in Bargarh district that left five injured on Sunday. Hours after the mishap, Rural Development Department placed Executive Engineer Amulya Mohapatra along with […]

JE filmed while taking bribe to pass work bill

Nabarangpur: A junior engineer (JE) of Nabarangpur small irrigation department was filmed while taking Rs 54,000 bribe from a contractor to pass a final bill for the Papadahandi check dam work. The footage of the video in possession of OTV shows JE Kabin Behera taking bribe for the check dam work completed in 2016. Though […]

8 JEs of Puri suspended over unsatisfactory progress of housing schemes

Puri: The Puri collector Arvind Agrawal has suspended 8 junior engineers (JE) of 8 blocks in the district over unsatisfactory progress of work under various housing schemes. According to the additional project director Srikant Tarai, the collector has suspended the JEs as Indira Awas Yojana (IAY) and Biju Pucca Ghar Yojana (BPGY) have not seen […]

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. […]

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 […]

Health Min, Secy review JE situation in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: While the outbreak of the Japanese Encephalitis in Malkangiri district is worsening by the day, Health Minister Pradeep Amat and Secretary Arti Ahuja visited the affected areas in the district today to take stock of the situation. The district Collector and the CDMO accompanied the minister and the secretary in their visit to the […]

JE claims three more lives in Malkangiri; toll reaches 65

Malkangiri: With the death of three more children today, the death toll in the Japanese Encephalitis outbreak in Malkangiri district reached 65 in the last 44 days. The three children died while undergoing treatment at the Malkangiri district headquarters hospital (DHH). The deceased were identified as Sujit Betti (2) of Uskapalli village and Sunki Padiami […]

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 […]

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 […]