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Encephalitis toll mounts

  • Japanise Encephalitis patients admitted at Assam Medical College & Hospitel ICU. Photo: UB Photos
    Japanise Encephalitis patients admitted at Assam Medical College & Hospitel ICU. Photo: UB Photos

Japanese Encephalitis claimed as many as 64 lives in different parts of the state till Tuesday. The number of affected people reached 265 on Tuesday.

State Health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted: “In our fight against Japanese encephalitis our field-level functionaries — MPWs, ASHAs and SWs — are doing yeoman service. A total of 32,932 blood slides were collected on a single day today as part of our fever-surveillance exercise, taking the cumulative figure to more than 15.5 lakhs.”

 

In our fight against Japanese Encephalitis our field level functionaries-MPWs, ASHAs and SWs- are doing a yeoman service: 32932 blood slides collected on a single day, today, as a part of our fever surveillance exercise,taking the cumulative figure to more than with 15.5 lakhs

— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) July 8, 2019
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