Death toll mounts to 121 due to encephalitis

Gorakhpur : Death toll mounted to 121 after death of one more child suffering from encephalitis in Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospital in this district today. Principal of the Medical College Dr Rajeev Mishra said here the deceased child was native of Deoria district. He said 473 patients of encephalitis have been admitted to Baba Raghav Das Medical College, in which 121 have died so far, due to the disease. He said 18 new patients suffering from the disease have been admitted here, while total 85 patients are getting treatment here. Sources said patients of encephalitis from Gorakhpur, Basti, Azamgarh, Ballia, Gonda, Mau, Gazipur, Balrampur, Ambedkar Nagar, Badaun districts and from nearby states like Bihar and Jharkhand, as well as from neighbouring country Nepal are getting treatment in the Gorakhpur hospital.

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