JE Death Toll In Odisha’s Malkangiri Keeps Rising

**Malkangiri:** Two more children died of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) at the district headquarters hospital in Malkangiri district while undergoing treatment, taking the death toll in the dreaded vector-borne disease to 92 within the last 58 days.

The deceased have been identified as Priya Khara (2) of Tulibeda village of Korukonda block and Basanti Jani (2) of Kumutiguda in the district.

A 12-member team including seven experts of the state Health department and the Centre is on a visit to the district since yesterday to take stock of the situation.

The team has visited Daniguda, Badali, Palakonda and Doriguda villages in four groups for a ground survey.

Meanwhile, the Malkangiri District Adivasi Samaj Mahasangh has called for a bandh on November 8 on the issue.