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Easy day at Gorakhpur's BRD Hospital

Doctors at BRD Medical College had a comparatively easy day on Tuesday as only two patients died of JE in the hospital in the past 24 hours.

india Updated: Sep 24, 2005 20:58 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent

Doctors at Baba Raghav Das Medical College had a comparatively easy day on Tuesday as only two patients died of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in the hospital in the past 24 hours. The disease, that has played havoc in the region for the past 52 days, showed a downward trend with the influx of patients from various divisions slowing down.

On Tuesday 27 new patients were brought here for treatment from various districts of the division. Meanwhile, the death due to the killer disease touched 564 since the outbreak of the disease. Total number of admissions at the medical college was 2146. Out of this, 1229 patients have been cured and 211 patients are undergoing treatment in different wards.

The outbreak of the disease was reported here on July 27 and since then doctors at the medical college have been struggling hard to cope with the situation. Even though doctors who were pressed into service from various medical colleges went back to their respective towns, those at BRD Medical College did a commendable job, despite four-hour additional duty due to shortage of doctors.

Various non-government organisations also extended their silent support to the medical college authority in tackling the situation. Coordinator of the Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group, Dr Shiraz Al Wajeeh, provided oxygen cylinders for 10 consecutive days for patients struggling between life and death.

Similarly, chairman of the Purvanchal Gramin Vikas Sansthan, Father Josh, deputed missionaries for nursing of patients. He said the association had decided to adopt one most affected village where JE vaccination will be carried out and people will be educated to protect themselves from mosquitoes bite. SP MLC Ganesh Shanker Pandey provided Rs 10 lakh for purchasing equipment.

Two more die in Varanasi
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Fever claims 4 lives in Muzaffarnagar
FOUR PERSONS in Khader area died of the mysterious fever, which has so far claimed over 500 lives in Easternu UP.

First Published: Sep 24, 2005 20:58 IST