Encephalitis claims 11 lives in 3 days; toll climbs to 330
Gorakhpur: With eleven more children succumbing to encephalitis at BRD Medical College here during past three days, the death toll due to the disease has climbed to 330 in eastern district of Uttar Pradesh this year.
Of the 11 deaths, seven deaths occurred yesterday at BRD Medical College Hospital. The dead include two children each from Gorakhpur and Kushinagar, and one each from Deoria, Siddharthanagar and adjoining Bihar.
According to health officials, as many as 60 fresh encephalitis patients have been admitted to the government hospital here in last 72 hours, taking the total number of admissions since January this year to 1620.
Around 172 patients are being treated at different government hospitals at present.