Guwahati: The deaths due to the outbreak of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) has shot up to 76 as two more deaths were reported on July 14th, 2019. Out of the two deaths, one casualty each has been reported from Nalbari and Darrang districts. The number of registered positive JE cases has also increased to 348 till July 14th, 2019, as per the National Health Mission (NHM) bulletin.
Fresh new five positive cases were reported in the state on July 14th, 2019. So far Kamrup is the worst-hit districts with 10 deaths due to JE this year.
Giving the cumulative figures for JE/AES (Acute Encephalitis Syndrome), the NHM bulletin stated 177 deaths and 1350 cases were reported since January 2019.
It may be mentioned that the Assam government has kept on hold leaves for all doctors and paramedical staff across the state. Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that any kind of emergency leave will, however, be granted only with the prior approval of the Deputy Commissioners.