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JE outbreak: OSD Nruparaj Sahu says situation under control

JAPANESE ENCEPHALITIS

Bhubaneswar: The Officer on Duty (OSD) Nruparaj Sahu on charge of inspecting the deadly Japanese Encephalitis outbreak on Tuesday said the situation is under control. The cases which were spiraling earlier have now stopped with no cases so far today, he said.

Only one patient is under ICU. To tender to the emergency needs there arre 55 doctors engaged in the Malkangiri district headquarter hospital while 20 pediatric specialists are also under special duty, Sahu said.

More people prefer to come to hospital rather than go for quacks for the treatment of their kids, he added.

While earlier today an expert team of National Vector Borne Diseases Control Programme (NVBDCP) visited the district and inspected the ground zero situation.

After visiting the afflicted areas, programme Joint Director Madan Mohan Pradhan said “Necessary steps to control the outbreak are being taken. Every two to three days expert teams are visiting the area to inspect the outbreak situation. Another expert team will also visit the area to evaluate situation,”

“Vaccination training will start from Wednesday from four districts Mayurbhanj, Malkangiri, Keonjhar Jajpur simultaneously, he added.

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