Japanese Encephalitis in Assam has claimed at least six lives so far in its Morigaon district. With summer setting in, Japanese Encephalitis cases always go up and claim lives in Assam.
The State Health Department has taken measures to control the disease in remote areas of the district. Apart from awareness programmes, the Department has launched vaccination drives in the affected areas, Joint Director of Health Dr Gohain stated.
Death due to Japanese Encephalitis has been yearly and regular affairs in Assam which comes under world wide Japanese Encephalitis affected areas. It is time, Assam Govt should do more than just awareness program, it should also drive massive vaccination in whole of Assam. also, it should provide mosquito net to its citizens, specially in affected areas.