New Delhi: Government on Thursday admitted that 25 percent of children affected by Japanese Encephalitis die while 40 percent of those who survive become mentally or physically handicapped, but maintained that effective steps were being taken to tackle the disease. Minister of Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad said during a Calling Attention Motion in the Lok Sabha that Japanese Encephalitis is a major public health challenge which has affected children in Gorakhpur and Basti districts of Uttar Pradesh, parts of Orissa and Chattisgarh.
Officer dies in mishap on INS Kolkata
Jagdambika Pal resigns from Congress
SC rejects Sahara`s refund proposal
Doctors` strike: Has someone from your family died? Mulayam asks mediamen