Saturday, September 03, 2005

Japanese Encephalitis

The toll due to Japanese Encephalitis rose to 360 in Gorakhpur on 3rd September while the figure for the entire state of UP has crossed 400.The majority of victims are children.The disease is spreading slowly in the entire Eastern UP. JE has taken epidemic proportions.There is shortage of medicines,beds and medical staff.There is laxity and apathy on the part of state government at all levels.There are only five nurses in the two wards of the concerned hospital of King George Medical University in Lucknow where over 100 patients are under treatment.Three children are accommodated on each bed.
The matter is in the knowledge of the Chief Minister of UP but despite this ,things and management have not improved.Perhaps the helpless dying children dont have any right to vote.


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