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Centre set to roll out new treatment for encephalitis -Jacob Koshy

s infected with the JE virus. Independent teams of doctors and researchers between 2008 and 2013 have conducted trials on patients and have concluded, that minocycline worked well on patients with AES symptoms, who survived the first day of hospitalisation. According to the studies the drug did not measurably protect patients beyond three months. Please click here to read more.  

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Uttar Pradesh among top 5 encephalitis prone states, suggests official data

When more than 30 children died in Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College due to Japanese Encephalitis (JE) and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) between 10th and 12th of August this year, it became a sensational news item for the media. However, one cannot assume that the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath did not know that several districts of his state including Gorakhpur were among the JE/ AES<

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Death is the only certainty here, rest is just chance -Damini Nath

d in the hospital in the month of August in 2014, 2015 and 2016, respectively, which means 18 to 21 dead children a day. Paying no heed Given the high prevalence of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in the region during the monsoon, several doctors that The Hindu spoke to said that most of the children brought in could not have been saved. But the fact remains that the authorities, including the suspended Principal, Rajeev Mishra, did not respon

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Oxygen supply records were fudged: Gorakhpur DM's report -Rohan Dua

khpur district magistrate has held supplier Pushpa Sales responsible for stopping the supply of liquid oxygen and raised a question about the absence of the then principal Dr R K Mishra and head of anAESthesia department, Dr Satish Kumar, from the college on August 10. Dr Kumar was responsible for the maintenance of continuous flow of oxygen to the hospital wards. At least 30 kids died in 48 hours at BRD Medical College's Nehru Hospital on August 1

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Japanese Encephalitis in Gorakhpur: A deadly disease explained -Vidya Krishnan

e years, there have been cases in the area which are clinically different from one another. JE is one kind of encephalitis which falls under a spectrum of diseases called Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES). Doctors in endemic regions in U.P. have found cases with similar symptoms but without the virus, leading to some debate over the cause of the disease. While public health experts have found a difference in case definitions across Eastern districts o

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30 children die in 48 hours in Gorakhpur hospital

district magistrate Rajeev Rautela said on Friday, but gave no reasons for such a large number of deaths. Rautela was quoted by PTI as saying that 17 children died in the neo-natal ward, five in the AES (acute encephalitis syndrome) ward and eight in the general ward. According to news agency ANI, two more deaths were recorded in the hospital on Saturday morning. State health minister Siddharth Nath Singh and minister for technical and medical

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Govt may cap knee implant prices -AESha Datta

-The Hindu Business Line Industry likely to meet officials today New Delhi: Patients with debilitating knee problems, requiring joint replacement surgeries, would soon regain spring in their steps. The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), which capped the prices of coronary stents in February, may cap the prices of knee implants soon. According to a source in the know of the developments, the price of knee implants is likely to be capped with just a 35 per cent margin ove

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The country needs sanitation vigilantes -R Sukumar

This is one area where I’d recommend, support, and endorse a micro-managing surveillance state. I find it strange that a government that isn’t concerned about the deleterious sanitary and AESthetic effects of public urination is worried about who someone is getting it along with in their bedrooms or what and how much they are eating. Fines for public urination could fatten local administrative bodies, and actually allow them to create an a

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Soon, hospitals may have to list C-section data -Mohua Das

MUMBAI: The government is in the process of drafting a clause that makes it mandatory for hospitals empanelled under the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) to publicly display the number of CAESarean section and normal deliveries they have carried out. The move comes after the Centre received a citizen's' petition in February which drew attention to the alarming rise in the number of C-sections in India, mainly in private hospitals. CGHS h

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'Budget has little for demonetisation-hit social sectors' -AESha Datta

-The Hindu Business Line Experts concerned over low allocations for key schemes New Delhi: It’s like demonetisation didn’t happen at all, activists and economists exclaim. Budget 2017-18, coming right after the demonetisation move, had raised hopes of greater allocations for social sectors — what with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mantra of Sabka saath sabka vikaas. Yet, there is all-round disappointment. “It is quite extraordinary. Post demonetisatio

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