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Japanese Encephalitis claims one in Kokrajhar

One person died in Kokrajhar district due to Japanese Encephalitis (JE) at Lower Assam hospital, Bongaigaon on Friday afternoon.

Four other persons have also been detected positive JE in the district and they are going under treatment at various hospitals in Bongaigaon and Guwahati.

District surveillance officer of the RNB civil hospital,Kokrajhar, Dr Amol Mochary told that one person died due to JE positive at Lower Assam Hoispital on Friday. She was identified as Somaina Mushahary(20) of Gwjwnpuri Jharbari of Kokrajhar district. She was suffering from JE positive since few three days and breathed her last on Friday. She was admitted to Kokrajhar RNB civil hospital on July 18 and later referred to Lower Assam Hospital due to serious condition and she breathed her last on Friday afternoon. She was former HS final year student of Serfanguri Janata College.

Dr Mochary said that she was died due to JE positive.He has confirmed about her dead post reports reached from the higher authority of the medical reports.

He said that four persons have also been detected JE positive from Kokrajhar district and they are going under treatment Lower Assam hospital and Apollo hospital in Guwahati.

He informed that health department was fully prepared to counter the JE/AES cases in the district and medical officers as well health centres are fully detailed for the medical services at the remote areas. He also said that medical awareness camps are being organized at various places involving students unions, NGOs to bring social awareness among the masses.

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22 Jul 2012 - 2:37am | Jayanta Kumar Das

In view of the on going communal clashes in BTAD specially in Kokrajhar district,the Udalguri district administration has taken up precautionary measures to control any types of violence and to maintain peace and tranquillity among people in the district. Prohibitory measures including imposition of section 144 under Cr PC and banning of any public gathering or agitation etc have been executed in the district with immediate effect. Army,para-military forces besides police have been alerted to control any anti social activities in the district.


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