5 deaths due to Dengue, 47 due to Encephalitis last yr in UP

Uttar Pradesh Government today said that five persons have died of Dengue and 47 due to Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in the State last year.

PTI| Updated: Jun 25, 2014, 16:27 PM IST

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Government today said that five persons have died of Dengue and 47 due to Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in the State last year.

In a reply to State Assembly, Minister of State for Health, Shankhlal Manji said that in 2013, 1,414 Dengue patients were admitted in different hospital of the state of which five died.

The Minister said that 281 patients of JE were admitted in Government Hospitals of which 47 had died.

The minister, whose elder son died after suffering from JE, assured the House that elaborate arrangements have been made to check the spread of the disease and directives for the same had been issued at the district level.

When BJP member Radha Mohan Das Agarwal pointed out lack of oxygen facility in Encephalitis ward in Gorkahpur Medical College, the Minister said that government would look into the matter and do the needful.