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Japanese Encephalitis claims one in Udalguri

UDALGURI:  The monsoon related fever has began to raise its ugly head in Udalguri district.Japan Encephalitis (JE), Malaria have started reporting and JE has already claimed a life. A native of Suklai area near Dimakuchi in Udalguri,Sangita Pathak(24) a mother of a three year old child who had been diagnosed with JE and was under going treatment at GNRCH for the past couple of days died on Tuesday. A pall of gloom descended in the area after her body was brought for last rites. The conscious locals have resented over the fact that the Indo-Bhutan border populace of the district were never apprised on the precautionary measures through awareness programmes. Sources in the district heath department stated that a malaria control team has already jumped into action. "We have directed  a team of Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme(IDSP) to take necesaary measures said, Joint Director of Heath,Udalguri,Dr. Tayebur Rahman.

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Recipient of The Annual Colosseum Awards 2014 & 2015 (by The Assam Tribune group), Shajid Khan is a journalist based in Tangla.In his stint of journalistic experience he has contributed numerous political, socio-political stories for bountiful national,international as well as Assam based publications. He also pens down analytic commentary on print and web based publications.

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Tea doc held for negligence

25 Apr 2017 - 10:32pm | Robertson Tanti

The workers of Bhutiachang tea estate in Assam's Udalgur district on Tuesday thrashed the doctor of the garden following the death of an adult girl Mansika Mahali (13). They alleged that the worker died owing to the negligence and wrong treatment by Subindra Bishwal, the Senior Medical Officer of the garden.

Sources said Mansika Mahali, a tea garden worker's daughter, was down with fever for the past night. She was brought to the dispensary around 4 am on Tuesday.

The estate chowkider informed that a case has come but the doctor arrived at 7.30 am and on giving wrong treatment the adult died at the hospital. The tea workers gathered at the hospital premise and thrashed the doctor. Soon Paneri police came to the spot and took control of the whole situation and arrested the doctor.


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7 Sep 2014 - 4:05pm | AT News
Medical reports of the two school girls in Karimganj district who were found hanging from a tree recently refused any rape incident.

The post mortem conducted at the Silchar Medical College has confirmed that the duo had committed suicide.

Sources told Assam Times that the report received on Saturday night has clearly said that the girls had died of asphyxia as a result of suicidal hanging.

The report has clear mention that there was no evidence or sign of any sexual assault or intercourse.

The family members have not lodged any complaint on the incident after a section of the villagers found the bodies hanging on a tree with the two ends of a same rope at a dense forest bordering Bangladesh.

The girls had gone missing after school on Thursday. While one girl was in Class VIII, the other was in Class IX.

Panchayat polls: Major victory for Cong

29 Jan 2008 - 6:51am | editor
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