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JE claims five lives in Manipur: Health minister

IMPHAL: Japanese Encephalitis claimed five lives out of  the 232 cases reported in Manipur so far, Manipur health and family welfare minister L Jayentakumar told the house of Manipur Legislative Assembly on Tuesday.
He informed the house that State government taken up steps to control further outbreak despite financial constraint.
“Government is fully prepared to tackle the situation and if required will apprise the Centre for assistance,” he said.
The minister appealed to all the stakeholders to co-operate with  the state health department in controlling the outbreak of Japanese Encephalitis in the State. 
The minister was replying to a motion raised by opposition Congress member Kh Joykisan Singh and Surjakumar Okram on the outbreak of Japanese Encephalitis in the state.
The minister said, “Immediate and long term measures have been formulated to control the spread of JE.”
He added that for each district, spot verification, environment evaluation and counselling sessions have been conducted under National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme. 
District Rapid Response Teams comprising CMOs, DMOs, paramedics and nurses have been set up to tackle whatsoever be the situation arising out of JE. 
Verification of suspected JE infection has also been carried out. Fogging has been done in 123 different areas and chemically treated mosquito nets were distributed as immediate control measures. 
Sanitation programmes especially at vulnerable areas has also been carried out for the time being. As a precautionary measure, Belladonna pills have been distributed to the public by Department of Ayush. 
 Free diagnostic centres were opened at RIMS, JNIMS and district hospital in Churachandpur where free treatment for JE has been delivered. 
The minister further said that vaccination programmes for JE and other Vector-borne Diseases has been conducted throughout the districts. 
Public awareness campaign will be carried out for JE and other Vector-borne diseases. As of now, 232 JE cases have been reported, of which five have succumbed to the illness. 
The eighth session of the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly which commenced on Monday was adjourned sine die.
On the second and last day of the session, the house elected members of three financial committees. 
Source: Nagaland Post

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