Raipur: The Chhattisgarh government said in the assembly Wednesday that as many as 81 people succumbed to jaundice during the last one-and-half years in the state.
In a written reply to a question by Congress MLAs Shankar Dhruva, Health and Family Welfare Minister Amar Agrawal said that 9,479 jaundice patients were registered since 2013, until June 20 this year.
Total 6,734 patients were registered till June this year, and total 2,745 cases were received last year, it said.
Of these, 5,556 patients were provided treatment in government hospitals, while 798 were treated in private hospitals of the state, it said.
As per the reply, 81 deaths due to the life threatening diseases were reported in the state during this period.
With 67 deaths, Raipur district witnessed the highest death toll due to jaundice, followed by Durg (10), Bastar (3) and Bilaspur (1), the reply said, adding that no deaths were reported in other districts.
Elaborate arrangements were made at government hospitals to ensure proper treatment for jaundice patients and free medicines were provided to them, it said.