Gorakhpur: Encephalitis claimed 10 more
lives in Uttar Pradesh in the last two days, taking the toll
due to the disease to 329 this year, officials said on Saturday.
State Chief Secretary Anup Kumar Mishra today visited BRD
Medical College Hospital and Subhash Chandra Bose District
Hospital where hundreds of patients are undergoing treatment
for the disease.
In view of the high inflow of patients, Mishra said that
a separate ward of 100 beds has been earmarked in BRD MCH for
those suffering from encephalitis. He assured additional staff
and medical facilities for the hospital to cope up with the
high number of cases.
He also held a meeting with district health officials and
instructed them to launch sanitation and mosquito control
drive in affected areas.