153 die due to Encephalitis in eastern Uttar Pradesh
The death toll in the dreaded encephalitis in Eastern Uttar Pradesh has touched 153 today after report of the death of a child in Kushinagar district.
Additional Director Health of Gorakhpur division Divakar Prasad said here the death toll has reached 153 this year.
He said during past 24 hours, 15 new patients have been admitted to Baba Raghavdas Medical College here and now a total of 73 patients were being treated of the disease.
Mr Prasad said since January 1, 778 patients of the disease have been admitted to the Medical college and other district hospitals in the region.
Out of the total 162 patients of encephalitis in Gorakhpur district 40 have died while in Kushinagar 29 have died out of the 223 patients, in Deoria 23 died out of 115 patients and in Maharajganj 12 died out of 73 patients.
The BRD Medical college is also giving treatment to 76 encephalitis patients from Bihar of which 19 have died while one of the three patients from Nepal too succumbed to the disease.