Encephalitis death toll rises to 384 in UP

With eight more reported deaths, the cumulative death toll due to encephalitis has risen to 384 this year in eastern Uttar Pradesh and adjoining regions.

Gorakhpur: With eight more reported
deaths, the cumulative death toll due to encephalitis has
risen to 384 this year in eastern Uttar Pradesh and adjoining
regions.

Of the eight persons who died on Tuesday, three hailed
from Kushinagar district, two from Sant Kabir Nagar district
and one each from Deoria, Gorakhpur and Balrampur districts,
sources at BRD Medical College Hospital here, where they had
been undergoing treatment, said.

They said as many as 28 more patients suffering from
encephalitis were admitted in the hospital yesterday.

At present, 287 encephalitis patients are undergoing
treatment at BRD Medical College Hospital and hospitals in
adjacent districts.

A total of 2,511 encephalitis patients have been admitted
in government hospitals of the region this year of which 384
have died.

Of the total number of people who have died due to
encephalitis, 371 have died at BRD Medical College Hospital,
sources in the office of Additional Director (Health) said
today.

PTI

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